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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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How our research helps cancer patients

October 27, 2014

MD Anderson has close to 2,000 faculty members. Several hundred never treat patients, yet they are crucial to our mission."Our mission is to end cancer, not just provide excellent care," says Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D., vice provost of Science.

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Coping with leukemia and lymphoma in my 20s

October 23, 2014

At age 20, Lauren Graham was studying to become a nurse. But life handed her something completely different: a T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma diagnosis and an acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis.

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Coping with GVHD after my stem cell transplant

October 22, 2014

Just the words "graft-vs.-host disease" (GVHD) are enough to make stem cell transplant patients shiver. Sixty-six days after Harley Hudson underwent a stem cell transplant to treat his chronic lymphocyctic leukemia (CLL), he started to see GVHD symptoms.

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First person: Getting to know cardiothoracic surgeon Stephen Swisher, M.D.

October 21, 2014

History buff is just one way to describe Stephen Swisher, M.D. He's also a husband and father of two, head of our Surgery division, an honored professor in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and co-leader of MD Anderson's Lung Cancer Moon Shot -- our own history-making endeavor in the world of medicine.

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Hidden history in MD Anderson's Main Building

October 20, 2014

As you travel through the building, you probably pass from new to old to even older without noticing. But if you know where to look, MD Anderson's history still is visible. You just have to do some crouching and craning.

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From pediatric Burkitt's lymphoma patient to cancer researcher

October 17, 2014

Motivated by her own childhood cancer journey, Jameisha Brown, a Burkitt's lymphoma survivor, is currently working to earn a master's degree in health studies in hopes of becoming a cancer researcher.

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Staying healthy after cancer

October 16, 2014

To live long, healthy lives and lower their chances of recurrence, breast cancer survivors should focus on staying active and watching their weight, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).

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Maintaining optimism during kidney cancer

October 14, 2014

Kidney cancer survivor Jacque Howard thought her new diet and workout regimen were paying off when she shed 25 pounds from her already slight 5'4" frame. Unfortunately, Jacque's weight loss and diminished appetite were kidney cancer symptoms.

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Choosing how to share your cancer journey

October 13, 2014

When you're diagnosed with cancer, there is no right or wrong way to handle your diagnosis. For Linda Ryan, sharing her cervical cancer journey with her community helped her through the tough times.

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What breast cancer survivors wear to feel comfortable and confident

October 10, 2014

Earlier this week, in honor of Love Your Body Day, the Body Image Therapy Program hosted a fashion show featuring some of our cancer patients and survivors. The models wore outfits that make them feel comfortable and relax.

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How I recovered from esophageal cancer surgery

October 08, 2014

Recovering from surgery can be tough. Here's some tips for a smooth recovery from esophageal cancer survivor Mary Ginley.

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My letter to cancer

October 07, 2014

What would you say to cancer? Gail Morse, a breast cancer survivor, wrote a letter to cancer sharing exactly how she feels about cancer and how cancer treatment has caused her infertility.

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How connecting with another vulvar cancer patient helped me

October 06, 2014

For Jami Mayberry, meeting another patient with the same type of rare cancer, vulvar cancer, changed everything.

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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

November 1

Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT
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November 1

3rd Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk Detroit

Detroit, MI
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December 4

Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer

Washington, DC
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