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Australian swimmer, Mack Horton took to Instagram to thank the person who encouraged him to get a mole checked out after seeing it during the Olympic Games.



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Every day, cancer patients from around the world walk through the doors of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, with one word on their mind: Hope. Hope that no matter the cancer diagnosis, they will receive the best cancer treatment available from a group of caring and compassionate staff. Hope that they will one day walk back out those doors as a cancer survivor. Statistics and rankings may tell one side of the story of a great hospital, but the real story is told by the patients that experience it firsthand. Listen as some of our patients express their feelings about MD Anderson, the treatment they received and how the employees made a difficult experience as easy and comforting as possible. Read more stories from MD Anderson patients: Request an appointment at MD Anderson:

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During the past one hundred years, cancer rates have absolutely skyrocketed, devastating many families and presenting people with the unfamiliar challenge of having to watch multiple people in their immediate circle deal with the disease at some point in their lives. In this article, we will discuss the three steps you should be taking to maximize your loved one's chances of survival and quality of life during their battle with cancer.

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Primarily, it is imperative to have a loving and caring attitude when dealing with your loved one. Your job is to give him or her emotional refuge by giving him or her a break from the trauma of constant stress. Do not talk about the cancer all the time, and do not dwell on the potential prognosis. Instead, focus on living life to the fullest with your loved one because the more fun he or she has, and the more he or she laughs, the better his or her chances of survival are. Do not argue with him or her, do not mention bills or other stressful situations, and do not try to convince your loved one to

After a cancer diagnosis, it is important that you receive the right care that makes you feel a part of your treatment. But finding the place to deliver the "right" care can sometimes seem a challenge. For this reason, cancer hospitals can apply for accreditation from major organizations, such as the American College of Surgeons, Association of American Cancer Institutes or National Cancer Institute. Hospitals must complete extensive accreditation procedures reporting outcomes, patient surveys and more to receive these accreditations. The following are a few examples of organizations that offer accreditation in the United States.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has accredited an estimated 1,500 hospitals, treatment centers and cancer facilities in the United States. To be eligible for accreditation, hospitals must meet certain requirements as well as participate in a survey or a site visit to the hospital to speak with medical providers and view the services.
Examples of requirements include a cancer

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Phillip Martin Pierorazio, M.D. is an expert in treating urinary-tract malignancies—including kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, adrenal, penile and urethral cancers. He performs both open and minimally invasive surgeries. These include laparoscopic and robotic surgeries of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer. He has a special interest in kidney cancer and performs such specialized procedures as partial nephrectomy for early-stage disease and high-risk surgeries for advanced urological cancers. He is the Director of the Division of Testicular Cancer and works with a number of testicular cancer advocacy groups around the country. Learn more about Dr. Pierorazio at:

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The cover of the book "Nowhere Hair" shows a mom, little girl and dog playing on the beach. But there's something a little different about this mom: she doesn't have hair. This is the premise of "Nowhere Hair," a book written by Sue Glader to help parents explain cancer and chemotherapy treatments to children.

The book's narrator is a little girl whose mom is missing her hair. The little girl goes looking for her mother's hair all throughout her home. Her mother explains to her daughter that medicine made it fall out, and that it was nothing the little girl did to make that happen. Written in rhyme, the book covers many sensitive topics, such as cancer, wearing hats and scarves to cover a head and that some people look different, which is okay.

The organization selected the book for children ages 3 to 12 to help kids understand a parent's diagnosis. The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards also selected the book as its 2011 Gold Medal Winner in the "Health" category.

Author Sue Glader is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Marin County, California. She Life can change on a dime. It's what you do after you pick up the pieces that counts.

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This interview was taped in April 2013, prior to the "Fashion For Jandie" benefiting event.

Jandie's story is long and heart breaking about her battle with stage four Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma; But to summarize it- in the beginning, she was rejected by doctors when complaining about her excruciating leg pain, being accused of only wanting pain killers. They eventually sent her to physical therapy creating pressure and strain, thus causing her leg to break, all the while not knowing she had bone cancer. Since the doctors pushed her away instead of trying to figure out the issue, her cancer then spread to her lungs until it was finally found.

On February 9th, 2015, she found out the cancer was now in her brain, as well. February 11th she had emergency brain surgery and they were only able to remove 80% of the tumor, as the remaining 20% was up against a blood vessel that affects her motor skills.

Jandie has also had tremendous stress with her finances in supporting her battle against cancer. Her medical bills are deep in collections, and every month she has