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Staying positive during my squamous cell carcinoma journey

September 26, 2016

Damion Smith has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy and 29 radiation treatments as part of his treatment for squamous cell carcinoma, a type of throat cancer. Learn how viewing himself as a survivor has helped him stay positive.

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What I’ve gone through: Why I support the HPV vaccine

September 22, 2016

The HPV vaccine prevents several cancers, and it could have prevented mine -- and all of the pain, anguish and loss that came with it.

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How a caregiver faced her husband’s AML diagnosis

September 21, 2016

Since her husband Craig Sager was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in April 2014, Stacy Sager has had to adapt to life as her husband's caregiver while also caring for her children. Read her story.

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Healthy Heart Program’s exercise ‘prescription’ helps survivors stay fit

September 20, 2016

Breast cancer survivor Ginny Levenback is making cardiovascular health a priority through MD Anderson's Healthy Heart Program. The program helps breast cancer survivors learn about their heart disease risk and prevention.

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How I’ve survived metastatic brain cancer

September 19, 2016

When Marvin Crane was diagnosed with a renal cell carcinoma metastasis, he told his doctor, "Great! We can fix that!" Learn how he's managed to stay positive despite his metastatic brain cancer diagnosis.

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Advice for communicating with your oncologist

September 16, 2016

Asking the right questions can help you build your relationship with your oncologist. Get advice for communicating.

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Cancer lives in the periphery

September 15, 2016

Five years after her breast amputation, cancer remains ever-present for survivor Brandie Sellers and her family.

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Craig Sager’s advice for cancer patients

September 14, 2016

Craig Sager just underwent his third stem cell transplant to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but an upbeat attitude keeps him optimistic about his prognosis. Read his advice for other cancer patients.

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Golf professional Randy Jones' melanoma story

September 13, 2016

In 2011, life was good for PGA TOUR golf professional Randy Jones. But a dermatologist visit and a series of other events led him to MD Anderson, where he was diagnosed with melanoma.

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Waldenström’s macrobulinemia diagnosis, Pappas Restaurants redefine ‘family’ for patient

September 12, 2016

Since J.R. Noble was diagnosed with Waldenström’s macrobulinemia, his employer, Pappas Restaurants, has done more than provide personal support. They're also partnering with MD Anderson to raise money for cancer research.

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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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