Supporting our Caregivers

When do you find time for yourself knowing you have caregiver duties such as managing medication, making appointments, communicating with your loved one’s healthcare team, running errands and more? “I always encourage that patients and their caregivers reach out for emotional support because the logistics involved with cancer treatment are so overwhelming.  It is easy…

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Supporting Siblings of Pediatric Patients

We know that siblings are affected by their brother or sister’s diagnosis and face many difficulties themselves. Although many siblings try to be brave and helpful, they may feel left out or alone. As a parent, you want to be there for all of your children, but this can be difficult when one of your…

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National Immunization Awareness Month

As more than 80% of people will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection at some point in their lives, make vaccinating your children part of their back-to-school preparation. MD Anderson Cancer Center strongly recommends that all females and males 9-26 years old receive the HPV vaccine. Unvaccinated men and women ages 27–45 can also get…

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What is the Role of the Medical Dosimetrist?

Our medical dosimetrists have a very important role in the treatment of our patients. Their role is to design and optimize radiation plans for patients going through proton therapy treatment. To do this, they collaborate with the medical physicists and radiation oncologists. How does dosimetry work? Dosimetrist develop computerized radiation treatment plans and ensure the…

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Why I Chose a Toy Drive at My Wedding

At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, a long-standing tradition is for our patients to ring a life-size gong on their final day of treatment. This is a symbolic closing to their radiation treatments. During this celebration, our pediatric patients are presented with a wagon of donated gifts. The child is cheered on by family,…

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What Can Women Do to Keep Healthy?

National Women’s Health Week coincides with Mother’s Day as a reminder of the importance of women’s health. So if you are a woman or know a woman in your life, take the steps necessary to practice a healthier lifestyle. Easy steps to take for better health: Schedule your well-woman visit and preventive screenings. Think of…

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Meet Our Research Team

As leaders in research and treatment cancer, clinical research is vital at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center as it can potentially improve and/or change health care practice. Clinical trials help find innovative ways to prevent, detect or treat diseases. Therefore, it is no surprise that MD Anderson has the most cancer clinical trials in…

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Easy Avocado Toast

Looking for a quick recipe? Try this easy and healthy recipe. You can enjoy it for breakfast, as a snack or light meal. Additionally, avocados provide healthy fats. Ingredients: 2 small, ripe avocados 1 lime – juice and zest Dash of black pepper, to taste 2 thinly-sliced small radishes) 2 teaspoons of olive oil Dash…

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ProtonPal Volunteers

In honor of National Volunteer Week, the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center wants to recognize our volunteers who lend their time to help our patients and families. Our volunteers have personal or family experience with cancer. They understand the importance of having the comfort, hope, support and education needed before, during and after treatment. Without…

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Creating a Colorful Food Plate

Eating right can be simple. You should aim to make half of your plate full of fruits and vegetables. They are also a great way to add color, flavor and texture to your meal. Beans, fruits and vegetables have antioxidants that help decrease free radicals, which can hurt the body. By adding color to your…

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