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Adult rhabdomyosarcoma survivor learns to appreciate every day

December 01, 2016

Susan Pratt was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, at age 46. Learn how her doctors at MD Anderson helped her persevere through personal tragedy to receive rhabdomyosarcoma treatment.

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Discussing your cancer pain and finding relief

November 30, 2016

Cancer-related pain isn't something you must live with silently. Read advice for cancer pain management in this Q&A with Salahadin Abdi, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Pain Medicine at MD Anderson.

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Lung cancer survivor gets surgical cure after 19 years

November 29, 2016

As a young non-smoker and fitness enthusiast, Nadine Beech never expected to receive a lung cancer diagnosis. Now, 19 years after living with the disease, she's finally cancer-free thanks to lung cancer treatment and surgery at MD Anderson.

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How a melanoma immunotherapy clinical trial helped me

November 28, 2016

When she was diagnosed with melanoma for a third time, Karlee Steele decided to come to MD Anderson, where she enrolled in an immunotherapy vaccine clinical trial.

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How to dispose of unused or expired medications

November 22, 2016

It's important to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications, says Lori Bertrand, retail pharmacy manager at MD Anderson. Learn about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and other options for safely disposing of medications

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Orthopedic Oncology department preserves patients’ active lifestyles

November 21, 2016

Patients like Luke Adkins have avoided total limb amputations through MD Anderson's Orthopedic Oncology department. Young osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma patients have alternative treatment options including hemipelvectomy procedures, internal

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Adrenal gland tumor survivor celebrates life

November 18, 2016

When a CT scan revealed an adrenal gland tumor, 24-year-old violinist Treesa Gold came to MD Anderson. More than a decade after her diagnosis, she's cancer-free -- and a new mother -- thanks to an oral chemotherapy called Mitotane.

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Want to quit smoking? 5 questions to ask your doctor

November 17, 2016

Tobacco is responsible for one-third of all cancers, so it's important to quit smoking if you use tobacco. Talking to your doctor before you quit smoking can help set you up for success. Learn what to ask.

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Q&A: Phase I clinical trials

November 16, 2016

Phase I clinical trials are the starting point for finding experimental drugs that can be used to treat cancer. Read this interview with David Hong, M.D., to learn about Phase I clinical trials, who should consider participating and promising

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Acute lymphocytic leukemia survivor remains 'a fighter, not a quitter'

November 14, 2016

Cancer has had an impact on Claudia Pichardo's life since she was first diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) at age 4. Four decades later, she shares the ingredients that have helped her along the way.

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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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