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'We had life and it was beautiful'

May 26, 2015

Whenever Joaquin Altenberg thinks about his amazingly brave strong mother, who passed away 30 years ago, he can't help but thank MD Anderson for the moments they gave his family.

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What I'll miss after melanoma treatment

May 21, 2015

Tolley St. Clair is looking forward to completing her melanoma treatment, but she know there are some things she'll miss.

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E-cigarette legislation offers new promise for Texas youth

May 19, 2015

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that e-cigarette use has grown rapidly among teens in the past few years.It may seem encouraging that this rise coincides with a drop in the use of tobacco products among kids. But e-cigarettes may not be harmless.

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6 ways to help a cancer patient when you're far away

May 19, 2015

For cancer patients and caregivers, the support of friends and loved ones can make a big difference. But when you live in another city or state, this can be hard.

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How to cope with loss of control as a cancer patient

May 18, 2015

As a cancer patient, it often can feel like you've lost control. Here are nine ways you can begin to regain your sense of control.

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What people ask me about colorectal cancer

May 14, 2015

After his colorectal cancer diagnosis, Drew Long started getting a lot of questions from friends and family. Here are some of the questions (and answers) he receives most often.

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Life as a young adult cancer survivor: An awkward age

May 13, 2015

Kayce Smith never thought she'd receive a melanoma diagnosis. The young adult cancer survivor discusses the challenges she faced.

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Fighting renal medullary carcinoma with my brother

May 12, 2015

On April 19, 2012, Cora Connor's life changed forever. That's when her younger brother was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma, a rare kidney cancer associated with sickle cell trait.

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Learning to love myself during medulloblastoma treatment

May 11, 2015

During her medulloblastoma treatment, Sabrina Dominguez learned something important. "Loving yourself does not heal you," she says. "Loving yourself allows you to enjoy the rollercoaster of life you've been given."

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Choosing to be thankful during thymoma treatment

May 08, 2015

During her thymoma treatment, Anna Masten Jackson learned thankful wasn't a feeling. Thankful is a choice.

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Esophageal cancer: What you should know

May 07, 2015

Esophageal cancer is most common in middle-aged men who are overweight and have a history of acid reflux or heartburn.We talked with with Ara Vaporciyan, M.D., and Mara Antonoff, M.D., to find out what you need to know about esophageal cancer symptoms, risk factors and treatment. Here's what they had to say.

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Coping with infertility during breast cancer treatment

May 06, 2015

Caroline Brown and her husband were ready to start a family. Breast cancer, infertility and finding a surrogate were not part of their plans.

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Meet MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center's first patient

May 05, 2015

Frank Bauer wasn't looking to be a trailblazer when he made an appointment at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center nine years ago. He just wanted the best prostate cancer treatment.

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How our nurses help our patients

May 04, 2015

Being a nurse is much more than just a job. At MD Anderson, our nurses provide care and compassion for our patients throughout their cancer treatment. Every nurse here plays a crucial part in our mission to end cancer.

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Why I don't feel offended when people say the wrong things about my cancer diagnosis

May 01, 2015

Since Michele Longabough's own anal cancer diagnosis five years ago, she's heard a lot of people say the wrong thing. But she doesn't let those words hurt her.

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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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June 20

The 5th Annual Fabulous Event

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September 19

3rd Annual Scope It Out 5k Run/Walk Pittsburgh

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