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My stem cell transplant, my rebirth

July 31, 2014

Harley Hudson underwent a stem cell transplant as a part of his chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treatment. He decided to keep a journal so that others could learn from his experience. Here are his first two entries.

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Young proton therapy warrior's legacy of giving continues

July 30, 2014

Jaxon Davis, a 4-year-old proton therapy patient, wanted to do something to help his fellow pediatric patients. Now, in his memory, his family gives welcome bags full of blankets and toys to new pediatric patients receiving proton therapy.

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Why I chose MD Anderson for breast cancer treatment

July 29, 2014

When Houston resident Helen Vollmer was diagnosed with breast cancer, she opted to receive breast cancer treatment in MD Anderson's Multi Team Clinic. This allowed her to meet all of her doctors at the same time and receive her treatment plan -- and hope -- during her first visit.

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5 ways to make cancer treatment more fun

July 28, 2014

After her husband was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, Ashley Lauen became determined to make his hospital stay for lymphoma treatment more fun.

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My husband's courageous hemangiopericytoma journey

July 24, 2014

The eight years that followed Dave Senez's hemangiopericytoma diagnosis were challenging, but throughout his brain tumor treatment, Dave showed bravery and love. He inspired each individual he met.

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How our Children's Cancer Hospital school helps our pediatric patients

July 23, 2014

Bonnie Butler was hired to teach MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital school students, but her students have taught her just as much as she has taught them.

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Honoring a brother's legacy by supporting brain cancer research

July 22, 2014

Matt Anthony recalls his brother Chris often saying during his glioblastoma treatment, "If I can help one person, then that will be the answer to the question of why I was faced with this disease." More than a decade later, Chris' legacy has positively impacted the lives of thousands, thanks to his brother's promise to raise money for brain cancer research at MD Anderson.

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How social work counselors help our cancer patients

July 21, 2014

As a social work counselor here at MD Anderson, it's part of Traci Newsom's job to help alleviate some of that stress. She does this by enabling patients to better focus on themselves and their actual care.

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How a week at camp made a difference for a young medulloblastoma patient

July 18, 2014

Gaylene Meeson was nervous about sending her daughter Hannah, a 6-year-old medulloblastoma survivor, to Camp Star Trails, but it turned out, it was the best thing she could have done for her daughter.

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Brothers' oligodendroglioma journey brings family closer together

July 17, 2014

When Zach Greene was diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma brain tumor in 2010, his younger brother Spencer knew what to expect. Just two years earlier Spencer had just begun his own oligodendroglioma treatment.

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4 tips for exercising during cancer treatment

July 16, 2014

Research shows that exercise is safe and beneficial for most cancer patients and survivors. In fact, in most cases, it is important to keep exercising during cancer treatment.

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My colon cancer journey

July 15, 2014

After her second colon cancer diagnosis, Donna Baumer came to MD Anderson for her colon cancer treatment. "I believe that had I not sought a second opinion, I would have been on chemo until it quit working," she says. "MD Anderson gave me a second chance."

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Facing melanoma as a teenager

July 10, 2014

Melanoma was the last thing on tanning bed user Saoirse Murray's mind when she made her first appointment with a dermatologist at age 17. Prom was around the corner, and she was hoping to have a perfect complexion for the big night.

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Facing breast cancer treatment without fear

July 09, 2014

After her breast cancer diagnosis, Marjane Green wanted to have the best doctors and breast cancer treatment options, and she knew didn't have to leave Houston to find them.

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Breast cancer survivor celebrates second chance with 537-mile bike ride

July 08, 2014

"I thought my cycling days would be limited after my diagnosis," says Caroline Deetjen. Caroline remained active through her breast cancer treatment and celebrated her survivorship by biking from Houston to New Orleans.

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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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August 9

New Vintage Jazz & Wine Fest

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September 20

2nd Annual Scope It Out 5k Run/Walk New York City

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