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Best of Cancerwise 2014: 30 ways to make life better for someone with cancer

December 18, 2014

Want to make life a little easier for someone facing a cancer diagnosis? Or, just not sure what to say or how to make them smile? According to our patients, survivors and caregivers, it's not as hard as you might think. This past year, our bloggers and members of our Facebook community shared plenty of great suggestions on what to say and how to help cancer patients and caregivers. Here's some of the best advice they shared in 2014.

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Best of Cancerwise 2014: Stories of hope

December 17, 2014

Throughout the past year, our cancer patients have shared stories of their challenges and trials while revealing their determination, spirit and strength. These stories give us all what we could always use a little bit more of: hope.

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Remembering my first Christmas with AML

December 16, 2014

Gillian Kruse received an acute myeloid leukemia (AML) diagnosis just before Christmas. She had just decorated her Christmas tree a few days before her AML treatment began and wondered if it would be the last time she would get to do so.

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How our busy employees get exercise

December 15, 2014

No matter how you like to get your heart rate up and work up a sweat, exercising for at least 30 minutes every day can help lower your chances for many common cancers. If you're looking for ways to get your 1/2 hour in, check out how some of our busy employees stay active.

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How martial arts became a way of life for Thomas Rahlfs, M.D.

December 12, 2014

When he's not in scrubs, Thomas Rahlfs, M.D., is apt to be wearing a Japanese hakama with a traditional katana at his side, reminiscent of a samurai warrior. For Rahlfs, department chair for Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, martial arts is more than a hobby. It's a way of life.

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Understanding the new HPV vaccine

December 11, 2014

The FDA has approved a new HPV vaccine, also called HPV 9 and Gardasil 9. To better understand this new vaccine and what it means for preventing HPV-related cancers, we spoke with Lois Ramondetta, M.D.

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Getting to know Margaret Row, M.D.

December 10, 2014

Learn about self-proclaimed acute care junkie Margaret Row, M.D., who treats patients in our Emergency Center and serves as vice president of operations for the MD Anderson Cancer Network, where she helps expand our standard of care throughout the world through clinical partnerships.

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What's the best gift for a cancer patient or caregiver?

December 09, 2014

Finding the right gift for your friends and family can be tough. It can be even tougher if they're undergoing cancer treatment or are caring for someone who is. So, we asked some of our cancer patients, survivors and caregivers for holiday gift recommendations.

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Beating cancer-related fatigue with progressive muscle relaxation

December 08, 2014

For some, walking, weight lifting and cycling are great ways to exercise and alleviate cancer-related fatigue. But if you aren't ready or aren't able to participate in such activities during cancer treatment, you might find progressive relaxation exercises helpful.

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What to expect when you get an ultrasound

December 05, 2014

We typically associate an ultrasound scan with pregnancies, but many doctors use them to take a look at a patient's organs, especially during cancer treatment. An ultrasound is a painless procedure that uses sound waves to look at the internal organs. It is sometimes called a sonogram.

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How I've made traveling for cancer treatment easier

December 04, 2014

Traveling for cancer treatment isn't easy, but Carol Turni says it's worth it. Here's what Carol learned while traveling for her breast cancer treatment.

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Why a sarcoma patient loved celebrating the holidays at MD Anderson

December 02, 2014

Cara Sorrell was dreading spending the holidays in the hospital undergoing sarcoma treatment, but she found that, thanks to MD Anderson, she still was able to enjoy her favorite time of year.

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11 tips for cancer caregivers from our Facebook community

November 24, 2014

At MD Anderson, we consider our cancer caregivers to be cancer survivors, too. After all, our caregivers walk every step of the way with our patients. We asked the cancer patients, survivors and, of course, caregivers in our Facebook community to share their advice for cancer caregivers. Here's what they said.

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4 holiday party tips for cancer patients

November 21, 2014

For many, the holidays mean food and fun with friends and family. But for cancer patients and survivors, the holidays mean the stress that comes with dealing with all those things. Kristine Keeny, a sarcoma survivor, shares her tips for getting through the holidays.

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Why I'm thankful after my esophageal cancer diagnosis

November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but Mary Ginley's true Thanksgiving is October 29, the anniversary of her esophageal cancer diagnosis. "I have so much to be thankful for on this anniversary," she says.

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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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