“Living life and enjoying it is not only possible; it can be better than before cancer.” #endcancer

How synovial sarcoma has helped me become a better person

About 10,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. each year. Listen to Dr. Lois Ramondetta, co-leader of our HPV-Related Cancers Moon Shot, discuss cervical cancer symptoms, the possibility of treating HPV-related cancers with immunotherapy and the benefits of the HPV vaccine. #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
“Many patients aren’t aware of the medications and procedures that can improve their quality of life,” says Dr. Salahadin Abdi, chair of Pain Medicine at MD Anderson.

Read his advice for talking to your care team about pain management. #endcancer

Discussing your cancer pain and finding relief

“When I am thinking of others, I have less time to think of me,” says Ronnie Pace, who volunteers with myCancerConnection, MD Anderson’s one-on-one support program for patients and caregivers. #endcancer

Male breast cancer survivor: Why I volunteer at MD Anderson

When Rick Frantz started to feel awful, he visited several doctors to figure out what was wrong. His path ultimately led him to MD Anderson, where he was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer.

Here, Rick joined an immunotherapy clinical trial for the drugs Nivolumab and Bevacizumab. Find out how he’s doing today. #endcancer
Advances in cancer treatment are happening every day at MD Anderson. Learn more about the treatment options available for your cancer. #endcancer

Cancer Treatment Options

Just after her 38th birthday, Jacqueline McKenna noticed numbness in three fingers on her left hand. When the numbness spread to the left side of her face, she made a doctor’s appointment.

Jacqueline was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor. She traveled from her home in Alaska to MD Anderson, where she enrolled in a small clinical trial for an oral chemotherapy.

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Life after a glioblastoma diagnosis

Nurse Carol Wildrick dreamed of working at MD Anderson ever since she attended a conference here more than 20 years ago. Today, the seven-year employee of our Katy location is known as the “vein whisperer” for her skill with an IV needle.

Colleagues say Carol is kind, dependable and honest, and consistently puts the needs of others before her own. That’s why she’s our Heart of MD Anderson...
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Ivanna Kern was diagnosed with appendix cancer after experiencing pain in her lower abdomen that wouldn’t go away. Seven years after completion of her cancer treatment, she continues to show no evidence of disease.

Ivanna says one thing she learned after her diagnosis is the importance of being in the driver’s seat of her own treatment. Find out how she took an active role: [ Bit.ly Link ]....
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“I don’t ask about my prognosis. I don’t ask how long someone’s lived because it doesn’t concern me. I’m just going to keep doing my thing,” says Tracey E. Thomas, a two-time cancer survivor and movie stuntman. #endcancer

Stuntman confronts renal cell carcinoma with art, music

When it comes to spotting signs of breast cancer, research shows that being aware of changes in your breasts is more important than doing monthly breast self-exams.

"People ask what women should women look for, but I try really hard not to be specific," says Dr. Therese Bevers, medical director of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center. "If you see or feel a change — I don’t care what it is...
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Why You Shouldn't Do Your Own Breast Exam

After Michael Terry was diagnosed with stage IV, HPV-related tonsil cancer, he spoke with volunteers from myCancerConnection, MD Anderson’s one-on-one support program. That’s how he met another man who felt just like he did.

“He taught me to be thankful that I’m vertical. I’m alive, and I’m actually doing well compared to many people out there. And so, with his advice, I keep my hope not...
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What I learned from tonsil cancer

MD Anderson is experiencing a critical shortage of platelets for our patients.

If you’re eligible to donate platelets, please contact the MD Anderson Cancer Center Blood Bank to schedule an appointment at 713-792-7777. You can also make an appointment and learn more online: [ Mdandersonbloodbank.org Link ] #endcancer
“If it weren’t for MD Anderson, we never would have seen our child soar and become the outstanding young woman she is today,” says Victoria Collins, whose daughter Michelle was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) at age 14.

Today, Michelle is 17 and starting to think seriously about colleges. #endcancer

Caregiver prepares for daughter to leave the nest after cancer

“Don’t give up. Every day is worth it,” says Hashmat Effendi, a triple-negative breast cancer survivor who rediscovered her smile through a clinical trial. #endcancer

Learning to smile after triple-negative breast cancer treatment

NOW LIVE: Learn about heart health during cancer treatment from Dr. Elie Mouhayar, who is presenting at PIKNIC, a program of myCancerConnection. #endcancer
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This #ValentinesDay, we're sending lots of love to our patients and their families and to all who stand with us in our efforts to #endcancer.
Missed our brain cancer Q&A on Facebook Live last week? Watch the interview with Dr. John de Groot and Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg from MD Anderson Brain and Spine now to learn about the latest developments in brain cancer treatment and diagnosis. #endcancer
When cancer patients have cardiovascular issues, our doctors take extra care to ensure their cancer treatment doesn’t harm the heart.

Tune into Facebook Live tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 14 to learn about heart health during cancer treatment from Dr. Elie Mouhayar, who will be presenting at PIKNIC, a program of myCancerConnection. #endcancer