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Common cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, can make some cancer patients infertile. But cancer doesn’t have to prevent patients from becoming parents. 

Cancer patients at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center cancer receive oncofertility counseling to learn about infertility and options for preserving their fertility so they can have kids after cancer.

Listen to this podcast to learn more: #cancerresearch #cancer #fertility #oncofertility #cancertreatment #chemotherapy #chemo #cancersucks #cancerawareness #endcancer
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Ronnie Pace didn't realize men could get breast cancer until he received his own male breast cancer diagnosis.

When doctors found the malignant tumor in his right breast, Ronnie decided to come to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for male breast cancer treatment. At MD Anderson, Ronnie received a mastectomy and DNA testing.

Looking back, Ronnie knows he's lucky that his male breast cancer was found early. That's why he's committed to raising male breast cancer awareness and providing support for other male breast cancer patients.

READ his story: #bcsm   #malebreastcancer   #breastcancer   #menhavebreeaststoo   #breastcancerawareness   #endcancer  
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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 centers care every year since the survey began in 1990.

Two MD Anderson subspecialties also were ranked highly in this year’s survey. In the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty, MD Anderson’s Head and Neck Surgery service was ranked No. 5. In Gynecology, MD Anderson’s Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine service came in at No. 7. Notably, these specialty rankings include care provided at general hospitals across the nation, not just cancer centers. The survey also named MD Anderson as “high performing” in Urology, meeting the survey’s standards for excellence.

“We’re honored by this tremendous national recognition, but the true measure of our success is the number of lives we’ve impacted with our care, research and support,” said Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “We owe our gratitude to the more than 20,000 cancer fighters, including world-class faculty and nurses, and 1,000-plus volunteers working every day to end cancer for our patients and others around the world. Our culture of exceptional care and genuine caring is second to none.”


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Activity trackers, include wearable devices and phone apps, can help you get more exercise, which can help you lower your cancer risk. 

“Being aware of your behavior is first step to changing it for the better,” says Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Choosing the right activity tracker can be difficult, but it doesn’ t have to be. Find out what our experts recommend looking for in an activity tracker.  

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From wearable devices to phone apps, activity trackers can help lower your cancer risk by motivating you to be more active.
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Getting your daily exercise doesn’t have to be complicated or require fancy equipment. Walking is one simple way to make exercise a part of your daily routine. 

“Research shows that devoting even a tiny fraction of your day to walking can have a big health impact,” says Carol Harrison, a senior exercise physiologist at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. “And being physically active in general may reduce your risk for colon, endometrial and breast cancers.” 

To experience the benefits of walking, aim for at least 150 minutes each week.  

Learn how to make walking a part of your exercise routine: #walking #exercise #exercisetips #health #health #cancerprevention #caprev #endcancer
Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and reduce your cancer risk. A basic walking routine is a great way to introduce exercise into your schedule and gradually increase your fitness level.
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Not all fats are created equal. It's best to avoid trans fats and saturated fats. Healthy fats, on the other hand, are an important part of a well-balanced diet. 

“Dietary fats give you energy, support cell function and help your body absorb nutrients from vegetables, fruits and other foods,” says Katie Bispeck, a clinical dietitian at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

To make sure your diet includes enough fat, make sure healthy fats make up 25 to 35 percent of your daily calories. 

Learn more about including healthy fats in your diet: #healthyfats #healthydiet #health #eathealthy #caprev #cancerprevention #endcancer 
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Until recently, there was just one treatment option for cancer patients with radioiodine-refractory thyroid cancer. And it worked for less than half of these thyroid cancer patients.

But now there's a reason to be hopeful, thanks to a drug called lenvatinib, which was tested in clinical trials here at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

"The overall response rate and the complete responses represent a very exciting area of further study that gives us hope of possibly offering a cure to a greater number of patients," says Steven Sherman, M.D., chair of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders and associate vice provost for Clinical Research at MD Anderson. #clinicaltrial   #clinicaltrials   #cancer   #cancertreatment   #hncth   #lenvatinib   #thyroidcancer   #FDA   #endcancer  
By Lori Baker Hugh Lokey travels 497 miles each time he comes to MD Anderson for thyroid cancer treatment. Then it's 497 miles back home to Broken Arrow, Okla. He's been making the trip for five years, sometimes twice a month. "It's been tremendously worth it," says Hugh, a 70-year-old Marine ...
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Controlling your portion sizes is a great first step in establishing a healthy diet. A healthy diet can help you control your weight and reduce your cancer risk. 

“Being mindful of the number of servings on your plate leads to smarter food choices,” says Bonnie Nelson, health education specialist in The University of Texas MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center.  “Take time to think about and adjust your food portions for better health.” 
Read more: #portionsizes #health #healthydiet #healthyeating #diet #caprev #cancerprevention #cancer #endcancer
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One-third of colorectal cancer cases in adults under age 35 are the result of hereditary gene mutations, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The study, led by Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention, looked at data from 193 colorectal cancer patients in this age range who received genetic counseling at MD Anderson between 2009 and 2013.

“Based on our findings, patients under the age of 35 need to be evaluated by a genetic counselor. Period,” says Vilar-Sanchez. “The translation of that information extends well beyond the patient, as there are tremendous benefits from being able to share genetic risk with their parents, siblings and many other family members.”

LEARN MORE: #crcsm   #colorectalcancer   #coloncancer   #genetictesting   #geneticcounseling   #endcancer  
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Stress is bad for your health, but mind-body connection practices, like meditation and yoga can reverse the harm stress causes and help lower your cancer risk. 

“We need to constantly work to try to manage the challenges that surround us,” says Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., assistant professor in Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine and director of education, Integrative Medicine Program, who is an expert in meditation.  

Read more: #meditation #meditation #meditationforbeginners #mindbody #caprev #stress #endcancer
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Health risks caused by secondhand smoke can range from ear infections to heart disease to cancer. The more you’re around smokers, the higher your risk may be. And even if the smoker you know doesn’t light up when you’re in the room, cigarette remnants -- including tars and oils that could cling to furniture or upholstery -- may still put your health at risk. 

Learn more about secondhand smoke: #secondhandsmoke #smoking #quitsmoking #tobacco #cancerprevention #caprev #endcancer  
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Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a potential way to find pancreatic cancer early, which may make successful surgery an option for more pancreatic patients. 

“Routine screening of the general population for pancreatic cancer using MRIs or CTs would be prohibitively expensive with the likelihood for many false positives,” said David Piwnica-Worms, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Cancer Systems Imaging at MD Anderson. “Our study suggests the potential for GPC1+ crExos as a detection and monitoring tool for pancreatic cancer in combination with imaging, with an emphasis on its application in early detection.”

Read more about this pancreatic cancer research. #pancsm   #pancreaticcancer   #pancreaticcancerdiagnosis   #diagnosepancreaticcancer   #cancerresearch   #cancerscreening   #pancreaticcancertreatment   #endcancer  
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Making Cancer History®

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.

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.

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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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