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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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Nurses are at the forefront of clinical care, which makes them uniquely able to help make changes that benefit cancer patients. “Health care is ever-evolving, and it’s empowering to see how many of our nurses have become catalysts in strengthening our nursing community through their participation in evidence-based practice projects,” says Uniqua Smith, associate director of Nursing Programs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. “We’re driving change by implementing research into everyday nursing practice and sharing important findings with our colleagues here and outside MD Anderson.” Learn how MD Anderson’s nurses are integrating research into clinical practice to benefit cancer patients. #nurse #nurses #nursing #cancer #cancertreatment #cancerresearch #endcancer
MD Anderson nurses are doing more than providing compassionate care. They're also helping us provide the best possible care for our cancer patients by developing and implementing new discoveries.
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After his HPV related throat cancer diagnosis, Bill Earthman has made it his mission to raise awareness about HPV related cancers and the HPV vaccine, which can prevent them.

“Get it because I know the other side,” Bill says. “Getting cancer and dealing with treatment and all of the side effects is far worse than getting the HPV vaccine.” Read his story. #throatcancer #cancerfighter #hpv #hpvvaccine #dad #dads #endcancer
No one was more surprised than Bill Earthman when he was diagnosed with throat cancer caused by HPV two years ago.
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When Brian German was diagnosed with tonsil cancer, he knew two things: He didn’t want radiation, and he wanted to be treated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“Being from Houston, MD Anderson was my first and only choice to deal with my condition,” Brian says.

Because Brian had throat cancer lesions in a hard-to-reach area, traditional surgery wasn’t a viable option. Instead, he underwent a TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS), a procedure that gave surgeon Neil Gross, M.D., better access to the back of his throat. #hpv #throatcancer #tonsilcancer #roboticsurgery #cancertreatment #endcancer
When Brian German was diagnosed with HPV-related stage II tonsil cancer, he wanted the tonsil treatment option that would be easiest on his family. Ultimately, he chose TransOral Robotic Surgery at MD Anderson.
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Eating plant-based food rich in dietary fiber may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

“A high-fiber diet may help reduce your overall calorie intake and help you maintain a healthy weight, which is vital to reducing cancer risk,” says Adrianna Salmon, a clinical dietitian at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. But too much fiber all at once can cause stomach discomfort.

Find out how to add fiber to your diet: http://bit.ly/1V70csj #fiber #health #healthyeating #healthydiet #caprev #endcancer
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After her mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, MJ Alvarado decided to undergo to see if you carried the BRCA 1 genetic mutation, a mutation that increases a person’s chances of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

After the test, MJ discovered she does carry the gene. She came to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to learn what to do next. She decided to have her fallopian tubes removed and is planning to have a mastectomy to help lower her cancer risk.

“I’m glad I decided to have genetic testing,” she says. “Now I can take comfort in knowing I did what I could to lower the odds.”

Read her story: bit.ly/1KIGCC1
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When Kara Million’s oncologist had told her she needed to a total pelvic exenteration to treat her recurrent cervical cancer, she feared she wouldn’t survive the major surgery.

Dr. Kathleen Schmeler connected Kara with another patient who’d successfully undergone a total pelvic exenteration. Their conversations gave Kara hope.

Today, Kara’s focused on providing support for other patients through myCancerConnection, MD Anderson’s one-on-one support program. #cervicalcancer #cancertreatment #surgery #endcancer
When Kara Million had a cervical cancer recurrence, she learned total pelvic exenteration would be her only option. Talking to another patient who'd had a total pelvic exenteration helped her through it.
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Stem cell transplants are often used to treat leukemia and lymphoma. There are three types of stem cell transplant – autologous transplants, which use the patient’s healthy cells to replace their damaged ones; allogenic transplants, which use stem cells from a donor; and umbilical cord blood transplants, which use cord blood from the placenta after birth.

Lymphoma survivor Karen Fore received an autologous transplant. In this blog post, she shares what other patients can expect during the autologous stem cell transplant process from start to finish. #lymphoma #cancertreatment #stemcelltransplant #endcancer
When multiple myeloma survivor Karen Fore talks to other myeloma patients, they often ask about the stem cell transplant process and her experience with an autologous stem cell transplant. Find out what she tells them
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Spine surgeries are complicated, especially for cancer patients with spine metastasis. But a new surgical suite at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is reducing the risks associated with spine surgery by revolutionizing the way doctors perform spinal surgery and ultimately making it safer for patients, too. Learn more. #spinesurgery #neurosurgery #cancer #surgery #cancertreatment #endcancer
Managing spinal metastases is challenging. But new surgery technology is allowing us to better treat spine tumors.
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Four years before she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, Kara Million was diagnosed with the human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been linked to cervical cancer and several other types of cancer. After a cervical cancer recurrence, she underwent a total pelvic exenteration at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Today, the mother of two is committed to ensuring her children get the HPV vaccine so they don’t have to endure the same pain she’s experienced.

“I take comfort in knowing that one day, cervical cancer could be a thing of the past, truly Making Cancer History®.” #cervicalcancer #hpv #hpvvaccine #gyncsm #endcancer
After facing stage IIIA cervical cancer and undergoing a total pelvic exenteration, Kara Million is grateful that her kids can get the HPV vaccine, so that they never have to endure what she did.
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Gel and shellac manicures and pedicures have become popular, but the procedures require salon-goers to dry their nails under ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet (UV) light is the harmful ray emitted by the sun and tanning beds that can damage skin and lead to skin cancer. But the light emitted by these lamps isn’t enough to cause serious damage, says Saira George, M.D., assistant professor of Dermatology at MD Anderson in Sugar Land.

“The UV exposure from manicures is far lower than from tanning beds,” George says. “But we’re still cautioning patients to do what they can to protect themselves and lower their cancer risk.”

Learn more about manicures, pedicures and your skin cancer risk: bit.ly/1QrPatA #skincancer #melanoma #melsm #caprev #endcancer
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Casel Lastrape started smoking in her 20s. Her daughter, Jeanette Lastrape, is a senior health education specialist at The University of Texas MD Anderson who is dedicated to teaching others about the dangers of tobacco use. Jeanette hoped her mom would quit smoking, but knew she couldn’t make her quit. 
When Casel’s singing voice started to sound differentl, she knew she had to quit smoking and make a change. 

“All of a sudden, I knew I didn’t want to smoke anymore,” Casel says.

Read more about how Casel quit smoking: bit.ly/1mqiIji  #lcsm #lungcancer #caprev #quitsmoking #smoking #tobacco #endcancer
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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

 

 

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