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 2014, Valerie was diagnosed with locally advanced breast cancer. In this short film directed by award-winning filmmaker David Gelb, see how science not only saved her life, but allowed her to continue her journey as a wife, mother, and special education teacher.
I love the idea of being able to impact someone’s life, to change it forever. I wanted to be that teacher for my students so that when they graduate, I want them to go back and say: “Mrs. Hamilton always told me that I was valuable – that I have value and worth in my life.”
I was here in this room and I remember I was leaning on the wall. And I sobbed. And sobbed. Because, I felt afraid. And because I didn’t want to leave here – I didn’t want to
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...
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.
If you are a cancer survivor who smokes, one of the best things you can do is to stop smoking. For many cancers, smoking leads to an increased rate of cancer recurrence. Smoking also leads to poor outcomes in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation — all important cancer treatments.
Cancer survivors who smoke tend to have high-level nicotine dependence, high-level stress, low energy, and can have feelings of anxiety and depression. It is especially hard to quit smoking when faced with these challenges. Quit at Duke meets the specific challenges of cancer survivors who smoke.
When you come to Quit at Duke you will receive:
Comprehensive evaluation to determine which treatments will be most effective for you
Evidence-based medications — often combination medications or adaptive treatment
The option of several evidence-based behavioral treatments
Long-term phone-based “check-ups”
For information on Quit at Duke or to make an appointment please call 919-613-QUIT.
The FDA granted a new brain cancer treatment that uses the polio virus with "breakthrough status." This means clinical trials can move more quickly than usual. Scott Pelley and "60 Minutes" have been following the trials at Duke University for two years, tracking several of the study's participants. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss what's next for the cancer breakthrough.