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Hope and healing after a bladder cancer diagnosis

March 30, 2015

Last May, doctors in Iowa City, Iowa, gave Gerald Vilmont just five months to live. He'd just received his bladder cancer diagnosis a few days before. That's when Gerald's daughter and her then-fiancé went online and found MD Anderson.

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Triple-negative IBC patient finds hope in her vision for the future

March 27, 2015

Ashleigh Range was pregnant with her second son, raising a toddler and busy with a demanding job when she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) and triple-negative breast cancer.

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Become a bone marrow donor, save a life

March 26, 2015

Needing a transplant is scary. But not knowing where your bone marrow donation will come from is worse. AML survivor Gillian Kruse explains why you should become a bone marrow donor.

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Rectal cancer survivor celebrates life with 5K race

March 25, 2015

After rectal cancer surgery, walking was a challenge for Bill Lambert. But after lots of hard work, he plans to cross the finish line at the 2015 SCOPE Run at MD Anderson.

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Facing the adoption process after cancer recurrence

March 24, 2015

Brittany Hurst always wanted to have a family of our own. But my cancer diagnosis and my ovarian cancer recurrence threw a wrench into these plans. Now she and her husband are starting the adoption process.

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Helping cancer patients with one-on-one support

March 23, 2015

Our program that connects cancer patients, caregivers and survivors through one-on-one support has a new name. But the mission and motto of this cancer connection program run by Volunteer Services remains the same.

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How to cope with insomnia during cancer treatment

March 19, 2015

Insomnia is common in cancer patients as well as the general population. Here's what you can do to help get a good night's sleep.

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Why I did advance care planning at age 23

March 18, 2015

When Rita Avila was diagnosed with tongue cancer at 23, she had to deal with a lot of things most people her age had never considered, including advance care planning.

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Adopting a healthy lifestyle after cancer

March 17, 2015

After Gail Morse's breast cancer treatment, she was inspired to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But adjusting to the new normal after cancer was harder than she expected.

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How a colon cancer diagnosis helped forge a new career path

March 16, 2015

Edgar Garcia was so inspired by his care team during his colon cancer treatment that he decided to switch careers and become a physician assistant.

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A melanoma survivor's tips for finding a dermatologist

March 13, 2015

As a melanoma survivor, Amanda Woodward knows how important it is to find the right dermatologist. Here's what she looks for in dermatologists.

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What to know about general anesthesia

March 12, 2015

Undergoing surgery soon, or know someone who is? You may have questions about general anesthesia, which is typically used when patients undergo surgery.

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How mindfulness can help cancer patients find happiness

March 11, 2015

Coping with cancer isn't easy. So, how do you build the mental strength to cope with everything you're facing? Mindfulness is one thing that may help.

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Maintaining hope during CML clinical trials

March 10, 2015

After three years, Mel Mann's CML treatment was failing. With the help of his doctors, he entered a series of clinical trials, including one for PegIntron and one for Gleevec, until he found a plan that worked for him.

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How my melanoma was spotted from the sidelines

March 09, 2015

Kayce Smith was cheering on her favorite football team when a fellow fan noticed a concerning spot on Kayce's back. Kayce never would have guessed that the birthmark was a melanoma symptom. The sighting led her melanoma diagnosis.

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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

Events in Your Neighborhood

March 31

3rd Annual Chris4Life's Eat4Life

Washington, DC
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April 12

5th Annual Cookies4Chris

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October 15

5th Annual Blue Hope Bash

Washington, DC
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