Managing Common Eating Difficulties During and After Treatment

During cancer treatment, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to nourish your body with the necessary calories and nutrients needed for energy, repair, recovery, and healing. However, side effects can make it challenging to eat during and after treatment causing eating difficulties. Learn about food suggestions you can try when experiencing common eating…

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Hydrogel Now Being Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer patients at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center now have the option to use a hydrogel. This new method will simplify the process for patients while undergoing treatment. The hydrogel protects the prostate during treatment by acting as a spacer by pushing away the rectum from the prostate. In doing so, physicians are able…

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Video: A Child Explaining Cancer to Other Children

Hear children share common questions about cancer Many times children are not comfortable speaking about cancer more so when one of their parents has cancer. Who better than a child to explain and address those feelings? The video explains what a cancer diagnosis entails including the side effects associated with cancer treatment. Also, the video…

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Six Tips on Talking to Children about a Parent’s Cancer

Talking about cancer can be difficult for both children and parents. Many children do not want to share their feelings or feel scared to ask questions about the diagnosis. Meanwhile, parents might not know how to talk to their children about their diagnosis, treatment or recurrence. Our social worker, Katie Anderson, has provided tips on…

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MD Anderson Support Groups and Resources for Children

MD Anderson Cancer Center has many support groups and resources available year-round for children and their families. Support groups allow patients and family members to discuss their feelings, concerns, and experiences in a caring atmosphere. Most importantly, support groups can reduce isolation, anxiety, and stress. They can also improve mood, self-image and the ability to cope. Our highly…

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Video: Healthy Family-Friendly Recipes

The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital’s online cookbook @TheTable  has a variety of nutritious, family-friendly recipes. What’s even better is that a nutritionist has reviewed these recipes and families have tested them. This online cookbook allows you to watch and learn how to make some of these healthy recipes. Find out how…

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Did Cancer Treatment Affect Your Weight?

Due to treatment side effects, changes in diet and lack of activity, many patients gain or lose weight during treatment. At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, our clinical dietitian is available to discuss and create a personalized plan for you to ensure you are getting the food and nutrients you need. Below are general…

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How to Detect Dehydration

In the summer months, we are exposed to high temperatures and humidity. During the last couple of weeks, the weather has been extremely hot and humid which can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can occur when you don’t replace body fluids lost by sweating. When you are outdoors, make sure to take precautions to avoid getting…

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Meet Social Worker — Katie Anderson

  As a senior social work counselor, Katie Anderson works closely with patients at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center as part of the interdisciplinary team. She is a native Texan and has been part of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center family for approximately three years. “I provide emotional support through counseling…

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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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