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Q&A: Sexual intimacy problems in cancer patients

August 28, 2015

Sexual intimacy problems are a common side effect of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation or surgery in the pelvic area. Learn why cancer patients often experience these side effects and what can be done to address them.

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How six cancer patients celebrated the end of cancer treatment

August 28, 2015

From ringing the bell at MD Anderson to having a small gathering with family and friends, there are many ways to celebrate the end of your cancer treatment. Learn how seven of our cancer patients celebrated the end of their cancer treatment.

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How surviving CLL and b-cell lymphoma pushed me to new heights

August 25, 2015

When he was diagnosed with both CLL with a17p abnormality and later b-cell lymphoma, Dan Rooker wasn't expected to live more than a couple of years. Since then, he's run a 10K and half-marathon, completed more than 300 miles of cycling events and hiked 250 miles along the John Muir Trail.

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My metastatic melanoma story

August 21, 2015

Kai Dunbar isn't someone you'd consider at high risk for malignant melanoma. She was only 9 years old at the time of her pediatric melanoma diagnosis.

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How our Investigational Pharmacy Services team gives cancer patients hope

August 18, 2015

MD Anderson's Investigational Pharmacy Services team plays a crucial role in advancing clinical trials and cancer research, giving cancer patients hope and options for extending their lives.

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Caregiver/dietitian: Helping my husband gain weight after chemo

August 13, 2015

After registered dietitian Debra Ruzensky's husband underwent chemo, she realized just how hard it was to help her husband regain weight and adopt a consistent food and liquid diet.

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Room Service offers our cancer patients culinary creations and care

August 11, 2015

When cancer patients and their families order room service at MD Anderson, they receive meals and attention that are as personalized as their cancer treatment.

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Working and parenting through chemo and radiation

August 10, 2015

Rashe Bowie never missed a day of work while undergoing 12 rounds of chemo and 30 rounds of radiation. Learn how the single mom managed working and parenting through cancer treatment.

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First person: Getting to know Patrick Hwu, M.D.

August 07, 2015

Learn what drives and inspires Patrick Hwu, M.D., melanoma oncologist, immunology expert and head of MD Anderson's largest academic division -- Cancer Medicine.

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What I pack for chemo

August 06, 2015

When Stephanie Madsen was diagnosed with large cell neuroendocrine cervical cancer four years ago, she had no idea what to take to chemo infusions. But after 55 chemo treatments, she's learned to pack the perfect chemo bag to make her experience more comfortable.

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Physician assistant by day, aerial dancer by night

August 05, 2015

Physician assistant Aki Ohinata loves caring for her cancer patients at MD Anderson, but moonlighting as an aerial dancer helps her re-energize after a long day.

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How caregivers can get exercise at MD Anderson

July 31, 2015

Finding time to get the 30 minutes of daily exercise you need to reduce your risk for cancer and other diseases can be hard when you're stuck at the hospital or clinic with your loved one. Learn nine ways caregivers can get exercise at MD Anderson.

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My male breast cancer story

July 29, 2015

About 2,200 men in the United States are diagnosed with male breast cancer each year. Ronnie Pace is one of them.

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Broken back to Camelback: Survival from a different point of view

July 27, 2015

Just 10 months after her stem cell transplant at MD Anderson, multiple myeloma survivor Jennifer Davis climbed to the top of Camelback Mountain in Arizona. After her myeloma diagnosis, she never would have believed this was possible.

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Sacred circles and holy images: Helping cancer patients and caregivers heal through art

July 24, 2015

Artist Lynn Randolph helps patients and families in MD Anderson's palliative care unit create art. In the process, Lynn, who lost her husband to cancer, also has found healing herself.

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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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