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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: http://www2.mdanderson.org/cancerwise Request an appointment at MD Anderson: https://www4.mdanderson.org/contact/selfreferral/index.cfm

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Ovarian cancer is a cancer that starts in a woman’s ovaries and can quickly spread to surrounding organs. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, although women who have children later or not at all seem to be at a higher risk. Women who have a history of ovarian or breast cancer in their family are also at higher risk, as are those who suffer from endometriosis. Mutations in two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, are responsible for about 10% of all ovarian cancer cases, and women who carry these mutations have anywhere from a 15% to 40% higher risk.

Ovarian cancer is largely asymptomatic in its early stages, making it hard to detect and diagnose. By the time the cancer is detected, it has often advanced to other areas of the abdomen and the cancer has reached stage three or four. At this stage, survival rates are very low and most patients die within five years. Ovarian cancer progresses very fast because the ovaries get a large supply of blood and are the factories of the female sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which drive the growth of cancerous cells. If ovarian cancer is

When you are living with cancer, being close to your friends and family become vital as your support system. But if you live in an area that does not have access to cancer specialists or the specialist you specifically wish to see, telemedicine may be the answer.
 
Telemedicine is the use of teleconference software that allows you and your doctor to interface. You can be hundreds to thousands of miles away, yet still consult with your physician via telemedicine software.
 
The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is an example of a highly developed telemedicine program. The facility utilizes a web-based program called Covescent to receive imaging studies and electronic medical records (EMR) to review a patient's case and collaborate among the physicians to determine the best approach for cancer treatment.
 
"These high-definition video-conferencing capabilities allow teams of UNC specialists from various disciplines to talk with physicians across the state in real time, so that we can collaborate with them to develop the best

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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: http://www.

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http://www.NowhereHair.com. Life can change on a dime. It's what you do after you pick up the pieces that counts.

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 LIVESTRONG.org 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

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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