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Gratitude bracelets: A new Thanksgiving tradition

November 24, 2015

After Bill Baun's prostate cancer advanced to stage IV, he needed something to help him celebrate gratitude. By making gratitude bracelets with his family each Thanksgiving, he now is able to embrace gratitude all year long.

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Undergoing a lumpectomy and lobectomy in one year

November 23, 2015

In just one year, Nancy Lombard was diagnosed with and treated for both lung and breast cancer. While undergoing a lumpectomy, reconstruction surgery, radiation and a lobectomy, she grew close to the doctors and staff at MD Anderson in Katy.

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Receiving an abdominal hysterectomy at MD Anderson: Employee, volunteer and survivor shares her story

November 20, 2015

For 12-year employee Marivic So, MD Anderson is more than just a workplace. It's where she chose to have a abdominal hysterectomy.

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What to expect during a skin exam

November 17, 2015

For melanoma survivor Rachel Cruz, skin exams are a routine part of life. So when friends ask about skin exams, she tells them what to expect - and stresses the importance of them.

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How to encourage loved ones to get spiral CT lung cancer screening

November 16, 2015

Get our experts' advice for convincing friends and family to get spiral CT lung cancer screening.

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How staying optimistic helped my cancer recovery

November 12, 2015

When Eric Kleiman was toldlearned he had liver cancer, the first thing he and his wife thought about was how they would tell loved ones, particularly their children. As athe self-proclaimed optimist, Eric decided that of all the things his diagnosis wouldn't change, his positive outlook wouldn't be one of them.

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Desmoplastic small round cell tumor caregiver: How my husband and I confronted sarcoma together

November 11, 2015

After her husband came to MD Anderson for sarcoma treatment, Leticia Rousseve joined a support group where she learned an important lesson - she wasn't alone.

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Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma patient: How I'm teaming up to overcome my diagnosis

November 10, 2015

Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma patient Karl Hennessee says that everything, including cancer, is a team effort.

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Study: How you cook meat can affect your kidney cancer risk

November 09, 2015

A new study shows that the smoke and charring caused by barbecuing and pan-frying may increase a person's chance of developing kidney cancer.

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Completing an Ironman triathlon after a partial nephrectomy

November 05, 2015

After being diagnosed with stage III kidney cancer, Chris Smith traveled from his home in the Cayman Islands to MD Anderson for a partial nephrectomy. Only 16 months later, Chris completed his first Ironman - a race that includes a 112-mile bike ride, a 26-mile run and a 2.4-mile swim.

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Rebuilding my body image after a mastectomy and breast reconstruction

November 04, 2015

Following a bilateral mastectomy for her second occurrence of breast cancer, Rosemary Herron's body image changed. By participating in our Body Image Therapy Service, Rosemary found that she began to thrive again.

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My life with an ileal conduit

November 02, 2015

Nearly six years after having his bladder removed for stage four cancer, Gabe Gelb is living a normal life with his ileal conduit. He's now helping other cancer patients by volunteering with myCancerConnection, MD Anderson's one-on-one support program.

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Triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer survivor: Cancer is a war

October 29, 2015

Alison Collier refuses to describe her experience with cancer as anything other than an all-out war. Since being diagnosed with triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer, Collier has learned that she must surround herself with allies in order to give her best fight.

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Remembering my brother, James Ragan

October 27, 2015

Mecklin Ragan reflects on the memory of her brother, James Ragan, who passed away in February 2014 after a seven-year battle with cancer. Mecklin and James co-founded Triumph Over Kid Cancer, a foundation dedicated to raising public awareness of pediatric cancers.

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Processed meat and colorectal cancer: Is there a link?

October 26, 2015

The World Health Organization announced that processed meats like bacon, ham, sausages, hot dogs and deli meats cause colorectal cancer. Read recommendations from MD Anderson's experts.

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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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