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Stem cell transplant gives CML survivor second chance

August 30, 2016

CML survivor Wally Dawid took a little while to bounce back from his allogenic stem cell transplant, but today he's doing well and giving back by volunteering in MD Anderson's myCancerConnection Hospitality Center.

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Surgery gives two-time survivor new life

August 26, 2016

After undergoing surgery to remove a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and later an endoscopic mucosal resection to treat esophageal adenocarcinoma, Brian Folloder is focused on living a healthy lifestyle and giving back.

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AML survivor celebrates at great heights

August 25, 2016

After an AML diagnosis, an autologous stem cell transplant and another stem cell transplant, Lea White is in remission. She recently celebrated her tenth year of showing no evidence of disease by skydiving.

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Pediatric melanoma survivor gets back in the game

August 24, 2016

After a pediatric melanoma diagnosis at age 10, Anthony Ivey is happy to be back to playing football and baseball.

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9 synovial sarcoma questions, answered

August 23, 2016

Synovial sarcoma is one of the rarest cancers. Learn about common synovial sarcoma symptoms, treatment options and new clinical trial research in this Q&A.

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Q&A: The microbiome and cancer

August 18, 2016

One important reason to maintain a balanced diet is to promote a healthy microbiome. Learn more in this Q&A with Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D.

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My cancer was a battle

August 17, 2016

Some patients prefer to approach cancer treatment as a peaceful journey. But for cervical cancer survivor Linda Ryan, cancer is a battle. Learn why.

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Facing melanoma while pregnant

August 16, 2016

Katie Herwig was 22 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with stage III melanoma. After an initial surgery during pregnancy, she underwent chemotherapy and is now receiving immunotherapy at MD Anderson.

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Oral cancer: What you should know

August 15, 2016

Oral cancer can occur on the tongue, lips, gums, cheek, palate or floor of the mouth. Learn about oral cancer symptoms, prevention and treatment options from Ann Gillenwater, M.D., director of MD Anderson's Oral Cancer Prevention Clinic.

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A survivor's advice for helping teens with cancer

August 12, 2016

After being diagnosed with melanoma as a teen, Haley Kurisky shares her advice for helping other teens with cancer.

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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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