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

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In the age of genomics, gene sequencing and DNA research, there is an ever-expanding body of knowledge on how cancer and heredity are interrelated. Now there is a name to go with the practice of using genetic testing that diagnoses and treats conditions: precision medicine.
 
Precision medicine or personalized medicine is a medical practice that involves utilizing genetic testing as a method to consider particular treatments and/or medications to address a cancer diagnosis. Ideally, precision medicine is the "custom-fit" suit of cancer care compared to an "off-the-rack" option. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, medication treatments are prescribed taking into consideration how a particular gene responds to a medication.
 
Several hospitals across the country have started precision medicine programs to support this expanding field. In November 2013, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard collaborated to establish the Joint Center for Cancer Precision Medicine. The Center combines DNA sequencing,

A cancer diagnosis can make you feel alone -- but you do not have to be. Many patients across the United States are experiencing a similar range of emotions. For this reason and many more, a cancer support group could benefit you. Here are some signs you should consider a cancer support group.
 
1. You Would Like to Explore Stress-Relieving Measures
 
Support groups are not a one-size-fits-all approach. One type of support group involves exploring complementary therapies specifically targeted toward cancer patients. This includes support groups that have a meditation aspect or even emphasize some form of physical activity, such as tai chi or stretching.
 
These support group types re-emphasize that cancer support groups do not take on a one-size-fits-all approach. You can look into support groups at churches, healthcare facilities and even personal support groups at homes to find the group type that best benefits you.
 
2.  You Have A Computer
 
While many support groups do happen in person, others can be participated in via signing on

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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.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/523073...

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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 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

http://www.NowhereHair.com. 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