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.
Karen Cocker, an MD Anderson patient, discusses how she found the Houston Ground Angels and what their services mean to her.
The Houston Ground Angels is a network of volunteers who donate their time to help provide free healthcare access to patients in need of transportation to and from their required healthcare facilities.
Many cancer patients experience fatigue during cancer treatment. In fact, it's one of the most common cancer treatment side effects. But fatigue treatment is available. Exercise is one of the most effective ways to ease cancer-related fatigue is exercise, says Carmen Escalante, M.D., director of the Cancer-Related Fatigue Clinic at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. While exercising during cancer treatment may be difficult at times, studies show that physical activity can help patients cope with fatigue and a variety of other issues, including weight control, mood and sleep. An exercise program that starts slowly and adds challenges gradually is best for patients during and after cancer treatment. For more information on fatigue treatment, visit MD Anderson's Cancer-Related Fatigue Clinic: http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/care-centers-an... Get tips for
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