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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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What my kids should know about sun safety

November 19, 2014

Amanda Woodward's melanoma journey has taught her a thing or two about sun safety and caring for her skin, and she wants to share that knowledge with her kids.

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A stem cell transplant patient looks to returning home

November 17, 2014

For 100 days following his stem cell transplant, Harley Hudson, a chronic lymphocyctic leukemia (CLL) patient, looked forward to going home. But he had to do several things before he was released.

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Dating after tongue cancer

November 13, 2014

For Rita Avila sometimes the idea of dating is scarier than cancer itself. "As if dating weren't tricky enough, I have the added pressure of telling any guy I'm interested in that I've had tongue cancer," she says. "And I still have the scars, the feeding tube and the follow-up appointments that came along with it."

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Making peace with vulvar cancer diagnosis

November 12, 2014

Jami Mayberry had trouble accepting her vulvar cancer diagnosis. But then one day she had an epiphany. She decided to stop fighting her cancer treatment and start fighting cancer.

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Facing uncertainty after thymoma treatment

November 11, 2014

For Anna Masten Jackson, life between follow-up thymoma appointments is like standing on a stepping stone, waiting to jump to the next rock.

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Infant leukemia survivor reflects on 'the hospital that raised me'

November 10, 2014

At 9 months old, Ivana Camarillo was diagnosed with infant leukemia. At 1, she received a cord blood transplant. She finished all active treatments for childhood leukemia when she was 5. Now, she helps others coping with childhood cancer.

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The faces of cancer

November 06, 2014

During her last checkup, Michele Longabaugh, an anal cancer survivor, looked around the waiting room, noticing the many faces of cancer.

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How a Houston breast cancer patient chose to stay positive during cancer treatment

November 05, 2014

Despite the challenges she faced, Houstonian Linda VandeGarde made the decision to focus on the bright side this year. Early in her breast cancer treatment, following the advice of a book on breast cancer, she began keeping a journal and resolved to write about two silver linings she found each day -- a promise she's managed to keep.

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17 things that make MD Anderson unique

November 04, 2014

From the gardens to the skybridge to our leading doctors and kind volunteers, there are many things that set MD Anderson apart and help our patients feel at home.

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My colon cancer journey

November 03, 2014

Nearly 13 years ago, doctors gave Rose Johnson six months to live when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. After undergoing colon cancer treatment, she's cancer-free and giving back.

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What to know about lung cancer screening, treatment and research

October 31, 2014

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, but new advances in prevention, lung cancer screening and research are helping to save more lives. Here's what you need to know about lung cancer symptoms, screening, treatment and research.

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What to expect during a CT scan

October 29, 2014

CT scans or CAT scans are a crucial part of the cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment process. A CT scan takes X-ray images from multiple angles. This allows your doctors to see where the cancer is located and determine whether the cancer treatment is working.

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AML survivor discovers life after cancer

October 28, 2014

In May 2013, Charlotte Parker began to feel fatigued. Her doctor ran some tests and found that her white blood cell count was five times higher than normal. She was taken straight to the intensive care unit at MD Anderson, where she received an acute myeloid leukemia (AML) 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

December 4

Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer

Washington, DC
Join Chris4Life and Colon Cancer Alliance in a joint partnership for  Fighting a ... Read More »

March 22

10th Annual Scope It Out 5K Washington DC

Washington, DC
The 10th Annual Scope It Out 5K Washington DC on March 22, 2015 at 9:00am Read More »

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