When Michele Longabaugh attended doctor appointments with a friend after his cancer diagnosis, she realized for the first time what her loved ones experienced during her treatment.

“When my hands moved to cover my shocked face as tears came, I didn’t know about the helplessness felt by those who cared about me, the shock felt within their own being as they cradled me and let me cry, allowing...
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When Michele Longabaugh attended doctor appointments with a friend after his cancer

Anal cancer survivor gets glimpse of life as a witness

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Judy Ball
Bj Green
Adriana Saucedo
Patients' fertility can be affected both during cancer treatment – when an unplanned pregnancy could be a serious problem – and later, if the cancer treatment causes infertility. But new advances are giving hope and options to patients who want to become parents.

Learn more in this Q&A with our Dr. Terri Woodard. #niaw #endcancer
Patients fertility can be affected both during cancer treatment when an unplanned

Fertility and cancer: 10 things to know

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Mild headaches and numbness in his tongue led Andy Austin to his primary care doctor for an MRI. The results left Andy shocked – a cancerous mass at his skull base that involved a major artery and several nerves. Understanding the sensitive location of the tumor, Andy decided to seek care at MD Anderson.

“I honestly believe that I had the possible best care anyone faced with the cancer could...
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Mild headaches and numbness in his tongue led Andy Austin to his

My chondrosarcoma journey: It takes a team

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Andrew Vandiver
Frances Daskalopoulos Goodstat
Is lawn care linked to cancer? Tips to keep in mind while working in your garden this spring. [ Bit.ly Link ] #endcancer
Is lawn care linked to cancer Tips to keep in mind while

Lawn care and your cancer risk

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Mark Polak Lopacinski
Studies show that up to 85% of cancer patients face malnutrition at some point during treatment. And malnutrition can be hard to treat, so it’s important to catch it early.

Find out what clinical dietitian Randi Nicholson wants you to know about this common side effect. #endcancer
Studies show that up to 85 of cancer patients face malnutrition at

Cancer treatment side effect: Malnutrition

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Raising a teenager comes with daily challenges, but for Victoria Collins, she welcomed the routine of raising a healthy teenage girl. Victoria’s daughter Michelle overcame leukemia at the age of 17 after three years of chemotherapy and one emergency surgery.

“If it weren’t for MD Anderson, we never would have seen our child soar and become the outstanding young woman she is today,” Victoria...
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Raising a teenager comes with daily challenges but for Victoria Collins she

Caregiver prepares for daughter to leave the nest after cancer

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Susan M Currier
Mona Dowd
Traditionally, we’ve treated cancer with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. But a new type of treatment called immunotherapy – spearheaded by our Dr. Jim Allison’s groundbreaking immune checkpoint blockade research -- offers us another option that’s giving cancer patients new hope.

Watch this animation to learn about immunotherapy. #TIME100 #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
Kate Lee
Caroline Nichols
Kristina Groninger Bossa
"I have my freedom back, along with the simple joy of being present in whatever moment I may find myself in," says Tanner Touchstone, who finally quit smoking after enrolling in a research study through MD Anderson's Tobacco Treatment Program.

Read his story. #endcancer
I have my freedom back along with the simple joy of being

How I quit tobacco and gained freedom

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“I didn’t set out as a young scientist to develop cancer therapies, but to understand T cells, these amazing cells that travel our bodies to protect us from disease,” says our Dr. Jim Allison, who’s been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2017.

Watch Dr. Allison discuss his groundbreaking immunotherapy research, which earned him this recognition. #Time100 #endcancer
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Judy McCullough Perdue
Sara Knowlson McCormick
When Robin Odle had surgery to treat her colorectal cancer, it gave her peace of mind to know she’d already completed a living will and medical power of attorney with the help of her MD Anderson social work counselor.

“I wouldn’t want to put the burden of responsibility on someone,” she says. “I also wanted to be able to make my last choices. No one can know exactly what someone wants unless...
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When Robin Odle had surgery to treat her colorectal cancer it gave

Doctor gives colorectal cancer survivor strength for treatment

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Congratulations to our Dr. Jim Allison, who has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017.

Dr. Allison’s immunotherapy research launched a completely new way to treat cancer by training the immune system to attack cancer. This breakthrough, called immune checkpoint blockade, has helped extend patients’ lives and transform cancer research.

“We’re in the early days of...
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Francesca Vendittelli McAndrew
Each year, we invite our employees to take our Recycled Materials Art Challenge. Here are some of this year’s entries, including several honoring MD Anderson’s 75th anniversary. #endcancer
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Kimberly Whalen
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Grateful commitment. Those are the two words Diane Sarver uses to describe how she feels about coming to MD Anderson for treatment.

“Everyone from the housekeeping staff, those in the restaurants, gift shops, and labs, and especially the clinicians have always impressed me with their kindness and their focus on patient care,” says Diane, who enrolled in a Phase IB clinical trial that’s part...
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Ovarian cancer survivor finds hope in clinical trial

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Tanisa Dhingra
Lynda Herndon
"My dad’s experience taught me to never give up or lose hope, always value life and to find the light that shines in everything," Maja Latham says.

Read how she helped her dad through his cancer experience and has become an advocate for bladder cancer research. #endcancer
My dads experience taught me to never give up or lose hope

Through bladder cancer treatment, a daughter stands with her dad

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Dan Crum
Cindy Phillips
"I think that even the terrible things in our lives can be used for good," says James Coulson, a testicular cancer survivor and myCancerConnection volunteer.

Watch him discuss how he learned how he maintained hope and learned to love more after his testicular cancer diagnosis. #endcancer
Cheryl LeBleu Daigle
Elaine Kean
Judy Ball
By scrambling the information that injured nerves send to the brain, a new form of therapy reduces the amount of pain experienced by patients, especially those suffering from peripheral neuropathy.

Listen to Dr. Salahadin Abdi explain how we’re using scrambler therapy to treat pain. #endcancer
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Ann Lansing King
Cathleen Conley McBurney
“My family at MD Anderson steered me through the most challenging year I’ve ever had,” says Daron Gribble, who enrolled in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

“Everyone from the nurses drawing my blood every Wednesday morning to Dr. Naing’s targeted therapy group and clinical staff — their compassion and dedication helped sustain me during this journey.”

Read his story. #endcancer
My family at MD Anderson steered me through the most challenging year

Why a melanoma survivor chose an immunotherapy clinical trial

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Stacey Martinez Perret
For decades, combination chemotherapy has been the primary treatment for patients with acute myeloid leukemia. “There’s been no drug approved for the last 40 years for AML, and outcomes haven’t significantly improved with targeted therapies,” Dr. Marina Konopleva says.

But researchers at our Institute for Applices Cancer Science – a platform of our Moon Shots Program -- are hoping to change...
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For decades combination chemotherapy has been the primary treatment for patients with

Cutting off a cancer’s food supply

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Norma Friesen
Michelle Garcia
Wishing a season of hope and new beginnings to all those celebrating Easter today. #endcancer
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Karen Henriquez
Ginnie Rapp
Medulloblastoma survivor Juliana Serrano knows the importance of maintaining hope. “As I tell other young adults with a cancer diagnosis, live day-to-day, and keep striving to achieve your dreams. You don’t know what you can do until you try,” says Juliana, who participates in Cancer180, MD Anderson’s support network for young adult cancer patients in their 20s and 30s.

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Medulloblastoma survivor Juliana Serrano knows the importance of maintaining hope As I

A brain tumor didn’t end my dreams

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Robin Sumner-Aleman
Jean Ann Terrell