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
Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/penile-cancer-basics/id431848216?i=.... Penile cancer is rare with less than 2,000 men being diagnosed in the US each year and around 26,000 worldwide. If caught early, penile cancer is curable but men tend to ignore symptoms until the disease has advanced. Lance Pagliaro, M.D., professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of penile cancer.
In an effort to help in the fight to end cancer, Kendra Scott is aligning with The University to Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for a national Kendra Gives Back event on Sept. 7, 2016 at its nearly 50 stores across the country and online at www.kendrascott.com. Throughout the day, Kendra Scott will donate 20% of sales to benefit cancer research and programs at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.
More than 40,000 children are treated for cancer each year, but less than 5% of federal funding goes to childhood cancer research. Together with MD Anderson, Kendra Scott raises funds for childhood cancer research. Customers can support this cause by purchasing a special Kendra Scott MD Anderson charm at stores and online throughout the year.
Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., provost and executive vice president at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how it's possible to evaluate some cancer patients' tumors and prescribe more effective treatments based on those people's specific genetic makeup.
Roy talks about his cancer journey extending beyond the physical and needs for treatment of his mental and spiritual well being. He talks about how participating in complementary therapies at M D Anderson were as important to his treatment as the traditional treatment methods.
Complementary, alternative medicine and integrative medicine are therapies of proven or unproven efficacy that have been used to promote wellness, to manage symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment or to treat cancer.
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor and director of M. D. Anderson's Integrative Medicine Program, describes mind-body practices and how they can help cancer patients. M. D. Anderson offers cancer patients and caregivers classes in mind-body practices such as Tai Chi, Qigong and several different forms of yoga.