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Making Cancer History®


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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual “Best Hospitals” survey. MD Anderson has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care every year since the survey’s inception in 1990, and ranked first 13 times in the last 16 years.

“To consistently be recognized for the quality and compassionate cancer care we provide patients who come to MD Anderson seeking our innovative approaches, world-renowned expertise and decades of experience is a true honor,” said Marshall Hicks, M.D., president ad interim of MD Anderson. “This ranking recognizes the passion of our 20,000 extraordinary employees and 1,000 volunteers for serving our patients and realizing our mission to end cancer. We are grateful, honored and proud to be the top-ranked cancer center in this national survey.” #cancer #hospital #mdanderson #cancertreatment #cancercare #usnews #endcancer

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Last week, 7-year-old Brayden Rivera made a special visit to MD Anderson to meet Dr. Peter Pisters, our new president. He came to hand-deliver nearly $400 he raised for MD Anderson while trick-or-treating on Halloween.
As Brayden told Pisters, he wants to help #endcancer for patients like his mom, Ashley.

Click through to read more about his story. #endcancer

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Between all of the decorating, cooking, parties and shopping, the holidays can be stressful. Throw cancer treatment into the mix, and they can be even more stressful.

That's why our Dr. Pamela Schlembach encourages patients to reset their priorities during the holiday season. Here's what she recommends. #endcancer

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“Any time I’m engaged in worry, I feel like it’s a waste of precious time,” says two-time survivor Dian Snowden.

Learn how she's used the motto "Wait to worry" to cope with the stress and anxiety of cancer. #endcancer

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“This is a huge advance, and I think it could be the wave of the future,” says our Dr. Rosa Hwang of a cryoablation clinical trial that’s easing recovery for breast cancer patients. #endcancer

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Undergoing and recovering from a stem cell transplant can be a long and sometimes lonely process. But as multiple myeloma survivor Gary Rudman says, "A creative mind can reveal limitless options."

Here are five things he did to keep himself comfortable. #endcancer

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When 10-year-old Elise Robinson was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, her family came to MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital. That’s when our Dr. Valerae Lewis recommended a rotationplasty – a procedure that removes the upper part of the leg, the knee and several inches below her knee to ensure all of the cancer is removed. Afterwards, the remaining portion of the lower leg is rotated 180 degrees and attached to the remaining part of the upper leg.
Today, thanks to this surgical procedure, Elise’s rotated foot is now on the same plane where her knee once was. But this hasn’t stopped Elise from playing softball or jumping rope. “Elise is extremely proud of her prosthetic leg and shows it off whenever she has a chance,” boasts her mom, Jennifer. #endcancer

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After two synovial sarcoma diagnoses, Kate Huggins wasn’t sure she’d be able to get pregnant. But in August 2016, she gave birth to a daughter. Two months later, she found out she was pregnant with fraternal twins.

“I plan to teach my kids what really matters in life: love, family, hope, faith, strength and perseverance,” Kate says. “I also hope my story will remind those riding on the cancer ship to never give up — no matter how long and crazy the ride.” #endcancer

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Chordoma is a rare, malignant bone tumor that may occur in the skull base, sacrum or spine.

Read our Q&A with spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Laurence Rhines and skull base neurosurgeon Dr. Shaan Raza to learn about common symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. #endcancer

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“Our home has gotten brighter and so much more colorful. Now those gray days seem like a distant memory,” says Niki Schoessow, who encouraged her husband’s art after he began doodling in a notebook to quiet his nerves and calm his mind.

“We have never been more hopeful for a bright future.” #endcancer
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