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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.” http://bit.ly/2vIaCLl #cancer #hospital #mdanderson #cancertreatment #cancercare #usnews #endcancer
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“Don’t be afraid to talk to other patients and their family members,” says granular cell cancer survivor Linda Thomas. “I learned a lot from my fellow journeyers, developed some good friendships, and was able to get out of myself, share some love and feel less alone.” #endcancer
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“Sixty percent of all cancer patients have some type of sleep disorder, says Dr. Diwakar Balachandran, director of our sleep center.

His research has helped cancer patients sleep better and has shown that improved sleep quality can relieve side effects, like fatigue, pain and mood disturbance. And one day, he’s hoping to prove that sleep treatments also can have a positive impact on the growth and spread of cancer. #endcancer
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“Ports and central lines are there to help you, and they are very safe ways of delivering chemotherapy,” says our Dr. Tam Huynh. #endcancer
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.

Here’s what our experts recommend to lower your risk. #endcancer
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What is glioblastoma, and how is it diagnosed and treated?

Learn about the most aggressive type of brain tumor in this Q&A with our expert Dr. John deGroot. #endcancer
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“Cancer is like one of my number one enemies now,” says Garrett Gragg, who's teaching classmates about cancer prevention after losing his grandmother to melanoma. #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
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“Before I was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year at age 21, I only did self-checks in the shower about once every two or three months. I check myself a lot more frequently now than I used to, because I realize how lucky I was to catch it early.” #endcancer
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“If my cancer had been just a little more advanced, it would have been considered stage IV, and my care would have been palliative instead of curative. That’s why getting the right diagnosis is so important.” #endcancer
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Each year, our 21 plastic surgeons perform more than 1,000 microsurgeries to reconstruct patients from head to toe. This allows surgeons to perform procedures that were once impossible. For instance, we use microsurgery to reconstruct breast cancer patients’ breasts using tissue from their abdomen or other parts of the body, repair skin damaged by radiation therapy, and rebuilding jaws using a bone from the leg, shoulder, arm or hip.

Learn more about microsurgery – and how it’s used in conjunction with other surgeries – in this Q&A with our plastic surgeons Dr. Carrie Chu and Dr. Alexander Mericli. #endcancer
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