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More than a thoracic surgeon: Reza Mehran, M.D., cancer survivor and old-fashioned adventurer

April 17, 2014

Reza Mehran, M.D., is co-director of MD Anderson's Thoracic Center. But surgery isn't his only specialty. He's a linguist, soldier and leukemia and sarcoma survivor.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor: 'Life is precious, and I'm living it'

April 15, 2014

It's been eight years since Jennifer Ponce completed her stage 2 large b-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment. "I am not sad I had cancer," she says. "Life is precious, and I'm living it, baby!"

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8th grade science teacher and Hodgkin's lymphoma patient receives support from students

April 14, 2014

After his Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis, Marshall Lauen, an eighth grade teacher and pastor, moved to Texas for his lymphoma treatment. In hopes of cheering him up, Marshall's students sent a video showing their support.

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Lung cancer survivor: 'Everything changes after cancer'

April 11, 2014

Pamela Bowman had already undergone adrenal surgery at MD Anderson. So when she received her lung cancer diagnosis, there was no doubt in her mind where she would go for lung cancer treatment.

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Ovarian cancer patient: 'There's always hope'

April 10, 2014

Diana's cancer journey began in 2010. She'd been helping her sister move furniture when she pulled an abdominal muscle. That led to a trip to the emergency room and a CAT scan that resulted in a much more serious diagnosis: stage 4 high grade serous ovarian cancer. After her ovarian cancer diagnosis, she came to MD Anderson for treatment.

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'Super Bowl of life': Prostate cancer patient gets the gift of more time

April 09, 2014

From the beginning of his prostate cancer battle, Donald knew he needed the best team to help him win the fight for his life. One oncologist told him he'd probably die in five years, but he refused to accept those odds. He came to MD Anderson for his prostate caner treatment.

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Pain during cancer treatment: 6 strategies for coping

April 08, 2014

Pain doesn't have to be a part of cancer treatment. While may patients experience pain as a cancer treatment side effect, there are many ways to alleviate this symptom.

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Testicular cancer caregiver: How planning a wedding during cancer treatment made us stronger

April 07, 2014

Ashley and Austin Smith had only been engaged for two months when Austin received his testicular cancer diagnosis. The two began planning a wedding and Austin's testicular cancer treatment.

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Pancreatic cancer survivor: 'I'm going to enjoy the very best life I can'

April 04, 2014

When Mai Salem looks in the mirror, she sees a survivor. After all, she's beaten pancreatic cancer twice. Read about her pancreatic cancer diagnosis and pancreatic cancer treatment.

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Ovarian cancer survivor: How I turned a trip to MD Anderson for cancer treatment into a girls' weekend

April 02, 2014

After Brittany Hurst received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, her friends had a lot of questions about her ovarian cancer treatment. So she invited one of her friends accompany her to MD Anderson. The two turned the trip into a girls' weekend.

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Coping with anxiety and depression during and after my melanoma treatment

April 02, 2014

After her melanoma diagnosis, Amanda Woodward began seeing a counselor for depression and anxiety. But the symptoms persisted long after her melanoma treatment was over. Over time, Amanda learned to cope with depression and anxiety.

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Hair today, gone tomorrow: Losing my hair during thymoma treatment

April 01, 2014

As a true Texas woman who loved her big hair, Anna Jackson was nervous about losing her hair during her thymoma treatment. She later realized while she couldn't change the fact that she was losing her hair, she could control how she lost it.

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93-year-old esophageal cancer survivor makes the most of every day

March 31, 2014

After his esophageal cancer diagnosis, 93-year-old Gus Kunze decided to undergo proton therapy treatment. Today he's cancer-free.

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Chondrosarcoma patient: When there isn't anything else the doctors can do

March 28, 2014

After years of participating in clinical trials, Mike Snyder ran out of treatment options for chrondosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Now Mike faces making difficult decisions.

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Young eye cancer patient learns about the science behind proton therapy

March 27, 2014

When 17-year-old Aaron Miranda noticed his right eye was dropping in his senior picture, he figured it was just the camera. An MRI and CT scan scan showed that Aaron had eye cancer. Aaron was diagnosed with high grade carcinoma with glandular and squamous differentiation of the right lacrimal gland and he began chemotherapy and proton therapy.

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Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded

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