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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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Tamoxifen is a drug used to treat advanced breast cancer and, in some cases, to prevent breast cancer in women with exceptionally high risk. Tamoxifen is a hormone antagonist, specifically binding to estrogen receptors and preventing cancer cells receiving the hormone that they require to grow and multiply.

Until recently, tamoxifen has been taken orally. Oral tamoxifen, while effective, is also plagued by a long list of side effects. The trouble is that, by taking the drug orally, all of the estrogen receptors in the body are affected rather than just those in the breasts, where the drug is needed. New research and new drug design have shown promise in reducing the side effects of tamoxifen while maintaining its efficacy. The results have been achieved with a gel form of the drug that is rubbed directly on to the breasts.

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The whole point of tamoxifen is to keep cancer cells from arising in breast tissue. To that end, the drug is really only of use in breast tissue. When taken orally, tamoxifen reaches the breasts in adequate doses

Getting people to donate blood is relatively easy.  Blood drives are frequently held, and most people are aware of both the need and the accessibility of donation.  For stem cells, however, the story is not the same.  Although the need is great, far fewer people are aware that they can make the difference between life and death by registering as a donor.  Be The Match, an organization that finds donor matches for patients in need of a stem cell transplant, is dedicated to raising awareness, raising funds and, most importantly, raising donor registration numbers.

Some patients with certain cancers, such as some leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, need a very high dosage of chemotherapy directed at blood-related cells.  The therapy damages bone marrow, and these patients require a stem cell transplant to restore their ability to create normal blood cells.  Although terminology can be confusing, both a "bone marrow transplant" and a "peripheral stem cell transplant"  put new, working stem cells into a patient's bone marrow.  The difference lies in the source of the donated cells.  In

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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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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

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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