Head and Neck Cancer Survivor, Ed Malewitz

“They told me I might lose some of my vision” At the beginning of 2013, Houstonian, Ed Malewitz, began experiencing frequent nosebleeds and nasal congestion. By 2015, he was undergoing testing to find the cause of those nosebleeds. As a result, the ENT (ear, nose and throat) physician referred him to a rhinology specialist. It was decided to perform…

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Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

Many of us are in a hurry in the mornings leaving no time for breakfast. Try this tropical green smoothie that is great for a grab and go breakfast. The smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals, iron and calcium. One of the ingredients is flax seed, which is an excellent source of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty…

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Protecting Yourself from Sun Exposure

Sunlight is the main source of ultraviolet (UV) rays and having a lot of exposure to UV rays puts you at greater risk for skin cancer. However, we spend a lot to time outside exercising, gardening, walking or at the beach or pool. But, you don’t have to avoid the sun completely. There are steps…

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National Sarcoma Awareness Month

Sarcomas are rare, malignant tumors that develop from connective tissues in the body such as muscles, fat, bones, the linings of joints or blood vessels. They can be found anywhere in the body in both children and adults. Yet, sarcomas make up 20 percent of all childhood cancers. Common symptoms Sarcomas are commonly hidden deep…

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Survivor, Robert Trujillo

With family history of cancer, Robert Trujillo didn’t hesitate to visit his doctor when he felt a lump on the right side of his jaw. Not satisfied with his doctor’s prognosis, Robert visited a local oncologist in Fort Worth, Texas who then requested a biopsy. On November 19, 2016, Robert was diagnosed with squamous cell…

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Watermelon Granita — A Refreshing Summer Recipe

With the beginning of hot summer days, there are ways to keep cool. One way to cool down is with watermelon granita. Watermelon is full of vitamin C and A and lycopene, a potent antioxidant. Here is a refreshing recipe that is an easy, summer dessert that requires few ingredients. It is low in calories and…

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How Do You Beat Stress?

We all experience stress in our daily lives whether it be at work or home. For those facing or being affected by cancer, stress, anxiety, fear or depression can become part of life. Even after completing treatment, many cancer survivors experience emotional distress due to fear of the cancer returning. Although we can’t always avoid…

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Board of Regents Recognizes Child Life Specialist

On May 14, 2018, Laura Wiedemann received the Regents’ Outstanding Employee Award. This award is given to non-faculty employees who have shown outstanding performance, innovation, enthusiasm and dedication in their job. It is a distinguished achievement, with only 30 awards given out each year across the 14 University of Texas System institutions. Laura has been a…

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Proton Therapy Cancer Research Team

As we celebrate Cancer Research Month, we turn the spotlight to our research team at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center. Our research team is the gatekeeper of our clinical trials on different cancers such as head and neck, pediatrics, prostate, breast and others. Many of our researchers come from diverse science-based backgrounds. The research…

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