Nose and sinus cancers account for less than 1% of all tumors. But there are hundreds of different types of tumors that can develop in that region, making it more difficult to deliver an exact diagnosis. “Given how rare these tumors are, it's really important to find an experienced team to treat this condition,” says Dr. Shirley Su.

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What you should know about sinus cancer and nose cancer
"My team of doctors at MD Anderson saved my life, and I have no intention of wasting it,” says Bree Sandlin. "How grateful I am, for another year of this amazing life." #endcancer

Why I celebrate 'cancerversaries' after TNBC
"Smoking had negatively affected my finances, my ability to be physically active and even my sense of smell. But what I hated most was my inability to feel peace or enjoy any kind of social event or meeting," says Tanner Touchstone.

Learn how he finally quit smoking with the help of a tobacco study at MD Anderson. #endcancer

How I quit tobacco and gained freedom
“If I could tell other melanoma survivors one thing, it would be, ‘Don’t give up,’” says Jessi Hooks. “When you lose hope, you lose joy. You’re going to have good days and bad days, and it’s OK to throw a pity party every now and then. You just have to remember to pick yourself back up.”

Learn how an immunotherapy clinical trial is giving her hope. #endcancer

Why I chose a clinical trial
It’s almost time for RODEOHOUSTON, and our MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital patients have been getting in the rodeo spirit by creating art for the annual Hospital Art Contest. Yesterday, participants showed off their work, some of which you can see here.

Winners of this year’s Best of Show and Gold Medal ribbons will be invited to the School Art Awards Ceremony at Reliant Stadium...
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MD Anderson is open for patient appointments. We continue to monitor the weather situation in the Houston area. There are parts of the city experiencing localized flooding and some roads have high water. We encourage you to be safe. You may experience some appointment delays. Patients who need to reschedule appointments can do so via our myMDAnderson patient portal, or contact your clinic once...
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“People tell us how they are and if they’re up for the next treatment,” says Roger McWaters, an MD Anderson volunteer. “We get to visit with people about their cancer journeys. I make it a point to be as friendly as I can.”

Read Roger’s story. #endcancer

From caregiver to MD Anderson volunteer
When Stephanie Howard’s B-cell lymphoma returned and she needed a stem cell transplant, chemo and radiation, she decided to travel from Austin to MD Anderson.

“I only have one life, so this really was a no-brainer. Given my doctors’ knowledge and experience, I felt more comfortable receiving treatment at MD Anderson,” she says.

“That decision meant a lot of upheaval in our house, though. Who...
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Family first after my non-Hodgkin’s b-cell lymphoma diagnosis
Whether you’re a patient or caregiver, joining a support group may give you the time and space you need to discuss your feelings and concerns with others who can relate to what you’re facing. And, MD Anderson offers more than two-dozen support groups for patients and caregivers.

See a list of our support groups and find one that’s right for you: [ Link ] #endcancer

Support Groups
When doctors diagnose breast cancer, they look for three types of receptors -- estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). These are what cause most breast cancers to grow -- and what our doctors typically target when treating breast cancer.

But some breast cancer patients lack these receptors. When this happens, the breast cancer is called...
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Triple-negative breast cancer: 5 things you should know
Peripheral neuropathy can be among the unexpected side effects of cancer treatment. It’s caused by damage to your peripheral nerves – that is, nerves that are farther away from your brain and spinal cord.

Get our expert’s insight into symptoms and relief for peripheral neuropathy. #endcancer

Peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients
Marissa Henley says she was blessed with a wonderful network of friends and acquaintances who helped meet her family’s needs during her long angiosarcoma treatment.

Get her advice for ways to support a friend with cancer. #endcancer

3 ways to support a friend with cancer
A stem cell transplant is a procedure that replaces defective or damaged cells in patients whose normal blood cells have been affected by cancer. Transplants also are used to help patients recover from aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

Learn more about stem cell transplants at MD Anderson. #endcancer

Stem Cell Transplantation
Palliative care helps patients deal with the physical side effects and emotional stress that come with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Meet the MD Anderson team that improves quality of life for patients. #endcancer

Treating the cancer patient, not just the patient’s cancer
When Sandra Hurley was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), her local doctor gave her two to four years to live. But she refused to accept that answer and came to MD Anderson, where she participated in clinical trials and ultimately received an allogeneic transplant.

“With CLL, you’re never really considered ‘cured,’ but I am in total remission now, almost 20 years later. And...
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Total remission after an allogeneic stem cell transplant and clinical trials
Hospital Compare recently posted our hospital patient satisfaction scores. Thanks to the hard work of our nursing staff and so many others, we ranked high among the nation’s best cancer centers.

We want your feedback. We use it to improve the care and service we provide you. That is why we ask that you complete the survey you will receive from a company called Press Ganey. You will get the...
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Patient Satisfaction Survey
Chemotherapy hasn’t kept Houston Texans superfan Karen James from attending every home game. “I might not be able to walk very far, but I can still cheer,” says Karen, who’s carefully planned her treatment at MD Anderson in Katy and at our Texas Medical Center Campus so she can keep cheering on the home team in person.

Read her story. #endcancer

Chemotherapy won’t keep Houston Texans fan from attending football games
“Our main plan is to have you here in 20 or 30 years,” says Dr. Valerae Lewis, chair of Orthopedic Oncology at MD Anderson. “But our job isn’t over when we leave the operating room. Our job is over once we have you walking and back to your life. As a team, our ultimate goal is to get you back to functional status as quickly as possible.”

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Orthopedic Oncology department preserves patients’ active lifestyles
Today’s cancer patients have the benefit of a gentler chemotherapy than their predecessors. “We’ve come a long way – the treatment is much easier to tolerate today. But people still remember yesterday’s chemo when the drugs could be as brutal on the patient as they were on the tumor,” says Dr. Michael Keating.

Read more about how chemotherapy has become more tolerable while still remaining...
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The evolution of chemo: From a brutal beginning to a tolerable today
“MD Anderson is pleased once again to join with the nation’s top cancer centers in strong and unified support of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention,” says Dr. Ernest Hawk. “In the spirit of the White House Cancer Moonshot, we must continue to work collaboratively to take advantage of effective cancer prevention strategies that can save thousands of lives in the future.” #CancerMoonshot...
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MD Anderson and nation’s cancer centers jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations