“How long, how well, how deep we sleep, what time we sleep and what happens during sleep all effect our metabolism,” says Carol Harrison, a senior exercise physiologist at MD Anderson.

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Cancer prevention, sleep and obesity: Is there a link?

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“What we do isn’t just cosmetic. It improves patients’ quality of life, such as allowing them to eat again and quit relying on a feeding tube,” says prosthodontics lab technician William Graham.

“Our patients go through so much. It’s wonderful to see them happy with the outcome.”

Read more about how our prosthodontics lab technicians help our patients. #endcancer

Prosthodontics lab technicians play key role in cancer treatment

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““The doctors there told me that staying active was an important part of my treatment, so I was consistent in following through on that,” Corey Ellis says.

“My goal was to beat cancer and be alive because I had responsibilities to two children. It’s never been so easy to go for a 5-mile walk despite how lousy I felt through some of this treatment.” #endcancer

Lymphoma treatment teaches survivor to prioritize health

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"Most patients who have this disease have symptoms. They have a very swollen breast," Dr. Roberto Miranda says of breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.

Read more of Dr. Miranda's insight on what women should know about this rare cancer. #endcancer

FDA Agrees With WHO, Links Breast Implants To Rare Cancer. How Worried Should Women Be?

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Ebony Banks is one of Beyoncé's biggest fans. And yesterday, one of the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital patient's dreams came true: Beyonce called her to chat on FaceTime.

Read and watch how this special moment unfolded. #EbobMeetsBeyonce #endcancer

Houston teen battling cancer meets Beyoncé

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Thanks to our VGo robots, our MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospitalpatients are able to see their friends, participate in fun activities and keep up with school and friends – even when they’re stuck in a hospital bed.

Learn how this technology is helping our youngest patients. #endcancer

Pediatric cancer patients connect through a robot

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NOW LIVE: Dr. Cathy Eng is discussing colorectal cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

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Want to learn about colorectal cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options? Tune into Facebook Live tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22, at noon CDT for a live conversation with Dr. Cathy Eng.

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If you receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy, you may be more likely to develop a side effect known as neutropenia. Those with cancers that affect bone marrow, such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, also may become neutropenic.

Learn about neutropenia in our Q&A with Dr. Carmen Escalante, chair of General Internal Medicine. #endcancer

Cancer treatment side effect: Neutropenia

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In August 2005, Nancy Herrod was diagnosed with two different breast cancers – one in each breast. Just four months later, she was diagnosed with stage II colorectal cancer.

“If something doesn’t seem right, have it checked. I’m living proof that early detection is key,” she advises others. #endcancer

My journey to overcome three cancer diagnoses

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Sometimes the best help comes from someone who’s been there. That’s why our myCancerConnection volunteers provide one-on-one support to patients, caregivers and survivors, regardless of where they were treated. Participants are matched by disease, treatment type and experience.

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myCancerConnection

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Which everyday decisions can help lower your cancer risk? Get our experts’ insight. #endcancer

Special tips for everyday cancer prevention

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“Life is really precious. You realize what is really important.” #endcancer

Looking back on a life-changing year

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Getting exercise when you’re caring for a loved one can be hard. But there are things you can do to stay active when you’re here at MD Anderson.

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How caregivers can get exercise at MD Anderson

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When Shane Scott found out that he’d need chemotherapy to treat his testicular cancer, fertility was “the last thing” on his mind. “Once I learned about options for addressing infertility, though, the idea of having children was one of the main things that helped me make it through chemo,” says Shane, who now has a son. #endcancer

Facing infertility after testicular cancer treatment

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“You’re not the first person that’s ever been diagnosed, nor unfortunately will you be the last. It makes you realize that you have a bigger support system than you could imagine,” says Jasmine Ross, who feels a connection to other cancer patients after overcoming leukemia in college with the help of a clinical trial. #endcancer

Leukemia teaches college student lessons beyond the classroom

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“Cancer takes your mind and body on a roller coaster ride, and there’s no reason to try to be a hero. If something is wrong, speak up and let your team know. They are there to help you.” #endcancer

Staying positive during my squamous cell carcinoma journey

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Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, and the survival rate tends to be low. But by intervening during the disease’s earlier stages as part of our Multiple Myeloma Moon Shot, our doctors are finding new reasons for optimism.

Learn about this #CancerMoonshot. #endcancer

About the Multiple Myeloma Moon Shot

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A cancer diagnosis can bring a lot of questions, and the right answers can be hard to find.

That’s where The Learning Center at MD Anderson comes in. “We want to have conversations,” says Kathy Jinkins, associate director of Patient Education. “We listen to the nuances of what patients and caregivers are saying and what they’re not saying. We can sense what they need from the conversations we...
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The Learning Center: Where cancer patients go for answers

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“When I look back now, I can see that I felt hopeless at the time I was diagnosed. But that feeling left me once I set foot inside MD Anderson, and it has never returned,” says Scot St. Martin.

Learn why he enrolled in a clinical trial here after his throat cancer diagnosis. #endcancer

Why I chose a clinical trial

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