Coping with Emotions During Cancer Treatment

As you go through treatment, you may find yourself going through a range of feelings you’re not used to dealing with. Also, you may find that existing feelings seem more intense. These feelings will change daily, hourly, or even in a matter of minutes. Here are some of the common feelings that cancer patients may…

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7 Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer also known as colon cancer occurs in the colon or rectum. There can be abnormal growths called polyps that can form in the colon or rectum. These polyps may turn into cancer over time. Therefore, it is important to get screened for colon cancer. Screening tests can detect precancerous polyps so that they…

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Heart-Healthy Recipe

In honor of Cancer Prevention Month, we want to share healthy tips to raise awareness on lowering cancer risk. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 40 percent of cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle changes. Here are a few simple lifestyle changes that can become healthy habits: Add some…

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What is Tai Chi?

We understand that cancer can be overwhelming, so we offer free group classes such as yoga, meditation, qigong and tai chi to help through treatment. These types of therapies or exercises are known to help patients cope with cancer, side effects, pain, depression and anxiety. Eva Boatwright, a caregiver at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy…

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MD Anderson Machinists Making Cancer History

On-site machine shop In the lower level of the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, you can find the on-site machine shop team busy producing personalized compensators and apertures. The devices are an essential component in providing precise and effective treatment to each proton therapy patient. Meet the team The machine shop team is compromised of…

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Education Program Coordinator, Lee Chamblee Retires

After 23 years, our Education Program Coordinator, Lee Chamblee, is retiring from the MD Anderson family. Lee joined MD Anderson in January 1996 in the office of Performance Improvement where he taught nurses and staff personnel how to use system applications. At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, he has been instrumental in advancing the…

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The Redesign of Kim’s Place

Throughout The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, you can find different areas used for medical treatment, education, recreation and rest. One of those places is Kim’s Place, which is a recreational lounge for teen and young adult patients. It was named in honor of starting point guard Kim Perrot who played for the…

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7 Ways to Stay Fit in 2019

Move more this new year According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than one in four Americans over 18 years old meet the recommendations for physical activity. On the other hand, you have those that do meet the recommended activity level, yet might be sitting too much. So this year, challenge…

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. The majority of lung cancer patients have a history of smoking which is more than likely the cause of cancer. However, as many as 20% of people of lung cancer patients have never smoked or used other…

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