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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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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