No. 2: You should avoid wearing makeup and nail polish to your skin screening.

Find out what else Dr. Anisha Patel wants you to know before you get this important exam. #endcancer
No 2: You should avoid wearing makeup and nail polish to your skin screening

Skin cancer screening: 5 things your dermatologist wants you to know

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When an MRI showed a new spot on Nicole Adams’ brain after two brain surgeries, a glioblastoma diagnosis, proton therapy and chemotherapy, our Dr. Barbara O’Brien recommended an immunotherapy clinical trial. And, so far, it’s working.

“You’ve got to believe in yourself and believe that you will beat this cancer,” Nicole says. #endcancer
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Clinical trial gives recurrent glioblastoma survivor hope

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Close to 25% of patients who come to MD Anderson with an initial diagnosis will see it change after being review by our pathologists. For 6%, the change will be major, such as some cases being changed from benign to cancerous.

Learn how our team of pathologists make these calls. [ Bit.ly Link ] #endcancer
Close to 25 of patients who come to MD Anderson with an

How our pathologists help our patients

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To overcome stage III kidney cancer, Chris Smith underwent surgery. But he was determined to recover mentally with the help of his family and other survivors, as well as by being physically active. He now competes in Ironman triathlons.

Read his story. [ Bit.ly Link ] #endcancer
To overcome stage III kidney cancer Chris Smith underwent surgery But he

Completing an Ironman triathlon after a partial nephrectomy

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“Cancer prevention is proof of the adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

In the latest episode of The Engines of Our Ingenuity [tagged], hear how former MD Anderson president Dr. Charles LeMaistre was a pivotal figure in the conception of cancer prevention for our nation and the creation of what’s now a cornerstone of our mission to #endcancer. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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No. 3126: Cancer Prevention

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Constance Charles overcame breast cancer while raising her 15-year-old daughter as a single parent. “I've been there. I've been in that situation where I was scared and didn't know what to expect," Constance says.

Read her advice for other single parents facing cancer. [ Bit.ly Link ] #endcancer
Constance Charles overcame breast cancer while raising her 15yearold daughter as a

A survivor's advice for single parents facing cancer

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A laryngectomy -- or a procedure to remove the voice box -- can bring up a lot of different emotions, uncertainty and questions. Here’s what you can do to make the experience more manageable. #endcancer
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Coping with a laryngectomy

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When Shannon Long needed a 10-and-a-half-hour surgery, she didn’t want her friends and family to have to sit around waiting and worrying about her. So she created a scavenger hunt full of random acts of kindness for her daughter and her best friends to do while they waited.

“I am very, very thankful and very, very blessed, and I want others to feel hope,” Shannon says. #endcancer
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Acoustic neuroma, melanoma survivor spreads hope, positivity

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Jane Pschirrer
A series of zebrafish photos taken by Dr. Oscar Ruiz are helping scientists study the development of cancer cells and even facial deformities. Not only are these photos helping researchers; they've also received photography awards for the novel methods Ruiz used to create them.

Learn about Ruiz's zebrafish photos. #endcancer
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Under the microscope and ready for a closeup

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As a radiologist, Dr. Chitra Viswanathan was already familiar with many of the side effects that come with cancer treatment. But it wasn’t until she became a patient that she began to fully understand what patients go through.

Here’s what she learned. #endcancer
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5 tips for dealing with cancer treatment side effects

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"There may be additional benefits to vaccinating your son or daughter," says our Dr. Maura Gillison.

Read about Gillison's new research, which shows that the HPV vaccine prevents HPV in young men and can ultimately protect them from head and neck cancers. #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
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Vaccine may cut HPV infections, an oral cancer risk, in men

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When Julia Dutton was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, she enrolled in a clinical trial using the immunotherapy drug nivolumab. And when she was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma just a few weeks later, that drug treated both cancers.

“The melanoma in my lung was 1.3 cm long when they found it, but by the time I got to see Dr. Lin, it was only .7 cm. After I started radiation, it went...
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Immunotherapy clinical trial gives hope to leukemia, melanoma survivor

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Becky DeLeon
"Can we change the gut microbiome to enhance responses to therapy . . . or even prevent cancer altogether?" That's one of the questions our Dr. Jen Wargo is trying to answer as she works to figure out who will respond to immunotherapy and who won't.

"It's gonna take a lot of work to get there, but I think the answer is gonna be yes," she says.

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It'll Take an Army to Kill the Emperor

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If there’s one thing that you’ll need every day during the stem cell transplant process, it’s going to be a sense of humor, according to survivor Kate Arnold. She suggests watching a funny TV show or movie.

“Or name your IV pole,” jokes Kate, who named hers Sheeba.

Learn what else got her through her transplant. #endcancer
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Humor, love get non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor through stem cell transplant

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Jaymee Fiskum
The Sunbeatables curriculum, designed by our experts, features superheroes who teach kids sun safety basics, including how and when to apply sunscreen.

But many of the schools where the curriculum is taught are in states that don’t allow students to bring sunscreen to school or apply it without a note from a doctor or parent and visit to the nurse’s office.

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Where Kids Aren’t Allowed to Put on Sunscreen ... in School

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Fatigue is the most common side effect experienced by cancer patients.

Here's what you need to know -- and what you can do to ease your fatigue. #endcancer
Fatigue is the most common side effect experienced by cancer patients

Cancer treatment side effect: Fatigue

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When Rayelene Hollrah was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33, she had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, along with chemotherapy.

Six years later, she was diagnosed with breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma -- a rare cancer caused by the implants used in her reconstructive surgery.

At her doctor’s recommendation, she came to see Dr. Mark Clemens at MD Anderson,...
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A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

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Candi Franklin
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Laurie Hughes loves the sense of community that fills MD Anderson in Sugar Land. Whenever new patients arrive for their first chemotherapy treatments, she and our other nurses there present them with this “Lovely Box,” a care package made by a survivor who received her chemotherapy in those same infusion rooms. Each box is full of comfort-minded items, like socks, hard candy and snacks in...
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This Mother’s Day, we’re sending love to all of the moms in our community and to all those who are celebrating or remembering the mothers in their lives. #endcancer
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Patricia Preau
When MD Anderson nurse Karen Mae Perdon was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, her mom stayed by her side the entire time. "She did everything that a mother could do," recalls Perdon, who'd previously cared for her mom during her breast cancer treatment.

Watch their incredible story. #endcancer
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