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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 and 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.

“It’s an honor to once again be recognized as the nation’s top hospital for cancer care, which we have earned through our unrelenting passion to serve patients and fulfill our mission to end cancer,” said MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho, M.D. “We thank our patients and their loved ones who entrust us with their care and salute the 21,000 cancer fighters and 1,000 volunteers who make up our distinctive culture of exceptional care and compassionate caring.”

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2aLNrHD #cancer #cancertreatment   #cancercare   #usnews   #hospital   #hospitals   #endcancer  
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For James “J.R.” Noble and his family, cancer has brought a new appreciation for relationships and time with loved ones. In Oct. 2013, J.R. was diagnosed with Waldenström’s macrobulinemia, a rare form of lymphoma. His wife insisted he come to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for his Waldenström’s macrobulinemia treatment.

“My immediate response was, ‘You’re going to MD Anderson. If you have cancer, that is the only place to be,’” she says.

Today, J.R. is proud that his employer, Pappas Restaurants, is helping raise funds to help MD Anderson #endcancer. Learn more about J.R.’S story and Pappas Restaurants’ #endcancer initiative.

#cancer #cancersucks #cancertreatment #lymphoma #mdanderson
Since J.R. Noble was diagnosed with Waldenström’s macrobulinemia, his employer, Pappas Restaurants, has done more than provide personal support. They're also partnering with MD Anderson to raise money for cancer research.
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What is synovial sarcoma, and what should you know about this rare type of cancer? Dejka M. Araujo, M.D., associate professor in Sarcoma Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about synovial sarcoma symptoms diagnosis and treatment.

#cancer #sarcoma #endcancer
Synovial sarcoma is one of the rarest cancers. Learn about common synovial sarcoma symptoms, treatment options and new clinical trial research in this Q&A.
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When Eileen Brzoska was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, she was only the ninth documented case in the medical literature. She sought treatment for the rare eyelid cancer here at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she underwent proton therapy, ortho-voltage and reconstructive surgery. Now, the adenoid cystic carcinoma survivor is giving hope to other others diagnosed with rare cancers.

“In many ways, rare diseases are special,” she says. “Not having a solution to a problem can be a real motivator for your health care team. And while it might seem hopeless at first, a rare cancer diagnosis can actually spur ingenuity from everyone involved.”

#cancer #cancersurvivor #cancersucks #mdanderson #rarecancer #volunteer #volunteering #cancertreatment #endcancer
When Eileen Brzoska was diagnosed with a rare eyelid cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma, she got her sight back with the help of reconstructive surgery, proton therapy and radiation therapy. Now, she wants to help other patients with rare cancers.
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Katie Herwig was just 26 years old and 22 weeks pregnant when she was first diagnosed with melanoma. She had a surgery to remove the growth then waited until her pregnancy ended before she started chemotherapy.

Four years later, the Dallas mom’s melanoma had returned and metastasized, so she came to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer.

“They gave me the confidence I needed to beat cancer,” she says.

Dr. Patrick Hwu started her on Tafinlar and the immunotherapy drug Yervoy. When those didn’t work, he switched her to Keytruda, an immunotherapy drug that targets T cells.

Today, Katie is doing well and returns to MD Anderson once a month for treatment.

Read more of her story here: http://bit.ly/2bUg2YQ

#cancer #cancersurvivor #cancersucks #mdanderson #melanoma #metastasis #immunotherapy #pregnant #pregnancy #cancertreatment #endcancer
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Hadley and Melinda Cohen didn’t think much of the tiny bump on their grandson Kobee’s wrist until he banged his arm on a basketball goal and the swelling didn’t go down. Ultimately, a bone and joint doctor referred them to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“Whenever you hear that you have to go get checked out for cancer, it isn’t a good thing,” Hadley says. “But hearing the name MD Anderson was actually a relief because we know that they are the best for cancer care.”

A biopsy revealed Kobee had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer found in soft tissues. Read more about Kobee’s diagnosis and how his community and classmates rallied around him as he sought treatment: http://bit.ly/2bkrwpV

#sarcoma #rhabdomyosarcoma #cancertreatment #jasonsdeli #endcancer
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As a PGA TOUR golf professional Randy Jones spends a lot of his time outside on the golf course. His wife often urged him to visit her dermatologist, but it wasn’t until he read an article about skin cancer that he finally took her advice. That visit led to the discovery of an abnormal mole, which turned out to be melanoma. After years of treatment at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Randy is now living without any evidence of cancer, and he’s trying to help other golf professionals protect themselves from skin cancer.

“I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to have to go through what I have,” he says. “If I can save even one life, it will be worth it.”

#melanoma #skincancer #pga #pgatour #cancer #golf #sun #skincare #skin #cancerprevention #cancertreatment #cancersucks #mdanderson #melsm #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
In 2011, life was good for PGA TOUR golf professional Randy Jones. But a dermatologist visit and a series of other events led him to MD Anderson, where he was diagnosed with melanoma.
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Sports reporter Craig Sager isn’t letting acute myeloid leukemia (AML) get in the way of his life. Facing his third stem cell transplant at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, he’s still optimistic about what his future holds.

“I choose not to dwell on side effects,” he says. “I told my doctors, ‘I didn’t go into it thinking, ‘This is gonna be tough.’ I wanted to think, ‘This is the best way to save my life.’”

Read about Craig’s cancer journey: http://bit.ly/2d3yW23

#craigsager #sports #nba #basketball #nbaontnt #leusm #leukemia #cancer #aml #cancertreatment #cancersucks #mdanderson #CancerMoonshot #SagerStrong #endcancer
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Damion Smith’s voice had been hoarse for weeks before an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist discovered a tumor on his left vocal cord. A visit to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center confirmed the 41-year-old father had squamous cell carcinoma of the glottis, a type of throat cancer.

The diagnosis left him overwhelmed, but Damion is glad to have MD Anderson by his side. He recently started radiation therapy and chemotherapy, but he’s confident that he has a “leg up on cancer.”

Read his story: http://bit.ly/2csJHal

#cancer #cancertreatment #throatcancer #mdanderson #chemo #radiation #endcancer
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What is the microbiome and how does it affect cancer risks – and cancer patients? Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D., assistant professor of Epidemiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the link between cancer and the microbiome and discusses what cancer patients and healthy individuals can do to affect their microbiomes.

#diet #nutrition #microbiome #cancerprevention #cancer #mdanderson #endcancer
One important reason to maintain a balanced diet is to promote a healthy microbiome. Learn more in this Q&A with Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D.
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“When I pushed Rick’s wheelchair through the doors of MD Anderson that first time, he felt like he wasn’t going to make it,” writes Dixie Frantz, whose husband Rick came here for stage IV kidney cancer treatment.

Doctors at MD Anderson enrolled Rick in an immunotherapy clinical trial using the drugs Nivolumab and Bevacizumab. So far, Rick has experienced what our Matthew Campbell, M.D., calls “dramatic” results. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2b8QaXf
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For the first time, The University of Texas Cancer Center is expanding its cancer care to Southern California through a partnership with Scripps Health. The partnership will create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer program based in San Diego.

Scripps MD Anderson will bring MD Anderson’s advanced cancer treatment and oncology care to adult cancer patients in San Diego through MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a global collaborative network of hospitals and health care systems dedicated to MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer globally. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2bv6Ltv #scrippsmdapartnership #endcancer
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Making Cancer History®
Introduction

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is a global leader in cancer care, cancer research and the fight to #endcancer. Appointments available: 1-877-632-6789.

Mission
The mission of MD Anderson is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Company Overview

MD Anderson ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused exclusively on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. 

MD Anderson provides cancer care at several locations in the greater Houston area, and in Arizona and New Jersey. Though the services provided at locations outside the Texas Medical Center vary, each offers radiation treatment, medical oncology and surgical oncology, as well as a range of support services.

Our Houston area locations include:

  • Texas Medical Center: 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
  • Bay Area: 18100 St. John Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058 (on the campus of CHRISTUS St. John Hospital)
  • Katy: 19770 Kingsland Blvd., Houston, TX 77094 (on the campus of CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital)
  • Sugar Land: 1327 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77478 (on the campus of St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital)
  • Memorial City (surgery only): 925 N Gessner Rd., Houston, TX 77024 (on the campus of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center)

We also offer diagnostic imaging at two additional Houston locations:

  •  6602 Mapleridge St., Houston, TX 77081
  • 15021 Katy Fwy. #100, Houston, TX 77094
To find an MD Anderson location near you or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-632-6789 or request an appointment online