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As a single parent, Constance Charles was afraid to tell her 15-year-ol daughter about her breast cancer diagnosis. Today, Constance is a proud survivor and grandmother, an employee at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the face of a @Jason’s Deli’s fundraising campaign to raise money for cancer research.
Read her advice for single parents facing cancer: http://bit.ly/1aP2Dy4
Mobile: http://bit.ly/1CVyROH #breastcancer #bcsm #cancersurvivor #cancerpatient #endcancer
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Smoking causes a real physical addiction that can be tough to shake. And nicotine is the addictive ingredient in tobacco. The good news: nicotine replacement therapy may help you curb cravings and wean you off tobacco. Medications also are available for heavy smokers.

To quit smoking once and for all, find out which product is right for you: http://bit.ly/1HX0Wg3 #quitsmoking #tobacco #smoking #endcancer
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Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) currently has no cure, but researchers at The University of MD Anderson Cancer Center have made great strides. By using targeted therapy drugs, they’re dramatically improving survival and treatment response rates for MCL patients.

“It’s an exciting time for mantle cell lymphoma patients,” says Michael Wang, M.D., professor of Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson.

Listen to this podcast to hear Wang and Jorge Romaguera, M.D., deputy chairman of Lymphoma/Myeloma, discuss the latest in mantle cell lymphoma treatment and research: http://bit.ly/1GPC4mQ #lymphoma #lymsm #cancerresearch #cancertreatment #podcast #cancer #endcancer
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Baby boomers make up close to 30% of the U.S. population. They’re also five times as likely to have hepatitis C. Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a mathematical model using data from more than 30 clinical trials and surveys. Using this model, they were able to predict that a one-time screening of baby boomers could identify 487,000 cases of hepatitis C and lead to treatment that would make hepatitis C a rare disease in the next 22 years.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1GwD7Yp #hepatitisC #endcancer
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It’s common for cancer patients to experience stress and anxiety during cancer treatment. One thing that can help ease those cancer treatment symptoms is sleep yoga. Also called yoga nidra, this type of yoga helps patients slow down their minds and relax, says Smitha Mallaiah, a mind/body intervention specialist in Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Listen to this podcast to learn more about sleep yoga: http://bit.ly/1ES2tkK #yoga #sleepyoga #yoganidra #cancertreatment #cancer #cancersideeffects #stress #anxiety #endcancer
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Doctors and magazine articles talk about leading a healthy lifestyle. But what exactly does that mean? And how can it help prevent cancer? Our experts explain and share ways to live a healthy life and lower your cancer risk.
LEARN six healthy living habits that may help prevent cancer: http://bit.ly/1JmzNEQ
#health #cancerprevention #caprev #lifestyle #endcancer
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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent up to 90% of cervical cancer cases. It also can prevent vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer, and may reduce a person’s chances of developing several types of head and neck cancer. In addition, it can prevent a pre-cancer of the cervix caused by HPV. This pre-cancer results in repeated doctor’s appointments and surgeries, creating stress for patients and a drain on our medical resources. Lois Ramondetta, M.D., professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, calls it “one of the biggest health problems that we have in the United States today.”
Listen to this podcast to hear Ramondetta and Erich Sturgis, M.D., professor of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson, discuss the benefits of the HPV vaccine: http://bit.ly/1O3sgd2 #cervicalcancer #HPV #HPVvaccine #vulvarcancer #vaginalcancer #headandneckcancer #cancerprevention #caprev #gyncsm #hnclh #endcancer
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Heard of flushing out your colon to improve your health and lower your colon cancer risk? Our experts say there’s no scientific proof to support those claims. The only time you should clean your colon is to prepare for a colonoscopy.

“Colon cleansing is not necessary and, in fact, may harm you,” says John R. Stroehlein, M.D., professor in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Learn the risks of colon cleansing and how to keep your colon healthy: http://bit.ly/190DorE #crcsm #coloncancer #colonoscopy #endcancer
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Unfortunately, screening tools don’t exists for all cancer types, but researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a set of screening guidelines which recommend that people be screened regularly for certain cancers, including liver cancer.

“There are no national guidelines for liver cancer screening, partly because no clinical trial has been conducted to assess its effectiveness,” says Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center. “But emerging evidence suggests there may be benefits to screening populations at high risk.”

Learn more about liver cancer screening: http://bit.ly/1GwCii5 #livercancer #cancerscreening #cancerprevention #cancerdiagnosis #endcancer
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Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a protein that plays a key role in the spread of ovarian cancer. Our researched noticed that metatasizing tumor cells rely on the HER3 protein to hone in on the omentum, a sheath of fatty issues that covers and supports abdominal organs.
“This completely new way of thinking about ovarian cancer metastasis provides new potential avenues to predict and prevent recurrence or spread,” says Anil Sood, M.D., professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine and Cancer Biology at MD Anderson.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1wZW8D1 #ovariancancer #gyncsm #cancertreatment #cancerresearch #endcancer
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Surena Matin, M.D., professor in Urology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has played an integral role in the institution’s robotics program, which uses robotics and computer imaging to perform minimally invasive or endoscopic surgery. These surgeries have less of an impact on patients, allowing them to recovery more quickly. MD Anderson is using this method to treat prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and gynecologic cancers.

Listen to this podcast to learn more about treating cancer with minimally invasive surgery: http://bit.ly/1w7WK3n #cancerresearch #cancertreatment #kidneycancer #prostatecancer #bladdercancer #gynecologiccancer #kcsm #pcsm #gyncsm #blcsm #endcancer
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Some studies link caffeine sources to major health benefits, including lower risks for oral cancer and endometrial cancer, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. Benefits also include less weight gain over time. So, do you need a daily dose of caffeine for your health’s sake? Our experts say the jury is still out.
LEARN the health benefits and risks of caffeine: http://bit.ly/1zxWdrP #caffeine #cancerprevention #health #endcancer
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Making Cancer History®
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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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