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Brain tumor patient plays guitar during awake craniotomy surgery
Brain tumor survivor Robert Alvarez and neurosurgeon Sujit Prabhu, M.D., explain why and how Robert played the guitar during his surgery for a grade II astrocytoma. It was the first time a brain tumor patient played a musical instrument during an awake craniotomy at MD Anderson. Read Robert Alvarez's story: https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancerwise/2018/05/why-a-brain-tumor-survivor-brought-his-guitar-into-the-or.html Learn about awake craniotomy for brain tumors: https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancerwise/2018/04/awake-craniotomy-for-brain-tumors--8-questions.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appt_brain_surgery.
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What is a Bone Scan?
The purpose of a bone scan is to help your doctor evaluate how your bones are working. It provides information to help diagnose and treat your condition. The scan can show injury to the bones, the effects of disease such as cancer or infection, or any improvement or worsening in a bone condition after any treatments. There is no special preparation for this test. You may eat and take your medicines as you normally do. If you are (or think you might be) pregnant or breast feeding please inform your health care team. There are no restrictions after your bone scan. Your doctor will receive the bone scan images and test results. The findings will be shared with your at your next appointment. Find a diagnostic imaging location near you -- http://www.mdanderson.org/locations/diagnostic-imaging-clinics/index.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_di
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How Drosha and Dicer work in RNA interference
Animated demonstration on how Dicer and Drosha work in RNA interference.
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Houston: A great place to live and work
Why Houston? While Houston’s thriving economy is certainly a major draw for newcomers, it’s not the only reason so many choose to stay. The art and food scenes are among the most vibrant and relevant in the nation. No matter your tastes, you’ll find plenty to satisfy and inspire you. The heart of the city is filled with options for theater, dance, music, dining, parks and more. And with a variety of sports teams at every level, from professional to minor league to college, the Houston area is always in season. It is a great place to live, work and socialize. Find out why Houstonians love the place they call home. https://www.mdanderson.org/documents/about-md-anderson/careers/working-in-houston/why-houston-brochure.pdf Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_ourpeople
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Your first colonoscopy: What to expect
Screening exams can detect cancer early, when it’s most treatable. MD Anderson recommends women and men at average risk for colorectal cancer get a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50. Learn more about how to prepare for a colonoscopy, and what to expect during and after the procedure. For more information on cancer screenings, visit https://www.mdanderson.org/prevention-screening/get-screened.html. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_prevention_colorectal
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What is radiation therapy?
Radiation therapy, sometimes called radiotherapy, effectively treats cancer by using high-energy beams to pinpoint and destroy cancerous cells. Although radiation therapy is similar to an X-ray, the dose of radiation in cancer treatment is much stronger and is given over a longer period of time. Many forms of radiation are available. Your oncologist will choose the best therapy based on the type, stage and location of your cancer. Learn more: https://www.mdanderson.org/treatment-options/radiation-therapy.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_radiation
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Q&A: Understanding Glioblastoma, Part 2
MD Anderson neurooncologist John de Groot, M.D., explains treatment, clinical trials and research for glioblastoma, the most common malignant primary brain tumor. He also offers advice to newly diagnosed patients. Learn more: http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-types/brain-tumor/index.html
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What does a patient services coordinator do?
Found on our front lines in person or on the phone, patient services coordinators are here to help our care teams, patients and their families. Patient services coordinators balance requests from the entire care team, patients and family members. “They’re the backbone of the institution in a lot of ways,” says Elizabeth Lottinger, an HR consultant in the HR Generalist Organization. “They often set the stage for what the patient experience is going to be.” Their responsibilities vary depending upon where they work in the institution. Their duties can include scheduling appointments for multiple providers; entering physicians’ orders for medications, tests and procedures; answering patients' scheduling questions submitted to askMDAnderson; and responding to call lights for non-medical requests. Often compared to jugglers and air traffic controllers, our patient services coordinators help keep the flow of a clinic or center in check while also directing resources to where they need to be. While the roughly 600 patient services coordinators spread out among our centers and clinics have varied roles, they all share a common focus: our patients and their families. Get information to help with your visit to MD Anderson: Read 11 tips for cancer caregivers: http://www2.mdanderson.org/cancerwise/2014/11/11-tips-for-cancer-caregivers-from-our-facebook-community.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson: https://www4.mdanderson.org/contact/selfreferral/index.cfm Request an appointment at MD Anderson: https://www4.mdanderson.org/contact/selfreferral/index.cfm #endcancer
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Lung cancer; a family fight
A husband, a wife, a mom diagnosed with lung cancer. Lung cancer survivors and their family members share their journey and give advice for others diagnosed with lung cancer. "Cancer is not a disease of one person; it affects the whole family." Read about Reba Kennedy's lung cancer fight http://bit.ly/OQanRV
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Meet immunotherapy researcher Dr. Jim Allison, winner of 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Congratulations to MD Anderson Cancer Center's Dr. Jim Allison, who has jointly won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his immunotherapy research. Dr. Allison’s work has led to new and effective cancer therapies that free the immune system to attack tumors, a breakthrough called immune checkpoint blockade. The Nobel Prize is the world’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding work in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and promotion of peace. Dr. Allison is chair of Immunology and executive director of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program's Immunotherapy platform. Learn more about Dr. Allison's Nobel Prize: https://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/2018/10/md-anderson-immunologist-jim-allison-awarded-nobel-prize.html. Learn more about immunotherapy: https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancerwise/2016/06/q-a--understanding-i.html. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or by completing our online self-referral form: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment
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After Your Colonoscopy
A doctor discusses the possible risks of the procedures and three colonoscopy patients tell their experience about having a colonoscopy. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_screening_colorectal
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A Family's Journey Through Childhood Cancer
Premiering at the Mom 2.0 Summit in New Orleans on April 16, 2011, this video narrates the story of Denise Rager and her son Matthew and their family's journey through childhood cancer. Matthew was diagnosed with a glioma brain tumor in 2007. After research, Denise and her husband Eric found the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center and traveled with Matthew to Houston, Texas, to receive proton therapy treatment. Today, Matthew is thriving and the Ragers are sharing their story to give other parents hope and the knowledge that they have a choice in cancer treatment. Inspired by their experience in Houston, the Rager family also started the charity, Christ and Cancer. Through the charity, the family was able to purchase Mathew's Miracle House, which provides housing for families like theirs who need a place to stay while their child undergoes treatment in Houston. As part of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the #1 cancer hospital, MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center is the world's leader in the research and treatment of childhood cancer with proton therapy, an advanced type of radiation that precisely targets tumors while sparing healthy tissue. This ability to precisely target tumors makes proton therapy ideal for treating children with cancer because their bodies are still growing and developing. MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center's dedicated pediatric team has one goal: Helping children overcome cancer so they can live healthier lives with fewer treatment-related side effects. Learn more about our Proton Therapy Center: https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/care-centers-clinics/proton-therapy-center.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_proton
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What is a fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy uses x-rays to create images of the internal organs in real time. Computers help create images of the structures while oral contrast is used to enhance these images. Fluoroscopy is used to help diagnosis problems with your esophagus, stomach, duodenum and small bowels. This procedure allows doctors to visualize the movement of oral contrast through the digestive system in real time. If you are scheduled for a fluoroscopy, don't eat or drink anything, other than water, after midnight. You should have had no other contrast studies within 24-48 hours of your exam. Bring a list of your current medicines. You may take your regular medicine with small amounts of water. Drink plenty of water the day before and after the exam. Tell the nurse or technologist if you are allergic to any medicine or have received a high density contrast procedure (example: barium swallow or CT scan). For more information on fluoroscopy and other diagnostic testing, visit our website http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-topics/detection-and-diagnosis/diagnostic-tests/di-procedures.html?_ga=1.118058185.110515486.1442323176 Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_radiation
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What is a Patient Services Representative?
Every day, our patient services representatives make sure the right patients are placed in the right rooms, piecing together the puzzle that is MD Anderson’s 667-bed inpatient hospital. Imagine you’ve been assigned to work on one of those jigsaw puzzles that dot the tables in our patient waiting areas. Hundreds of tiny pieces lie scattered on the table. Your job is to sift through them and finish the puzzle. But there’s a catch: a colleague will sit beside you removing some pieces, rearranging others and occasionally handing you several at once that all look the same. Our 15 full-time and three part-time patient services representatives face a similar task every day, except the puzzle is MD Anderson’s 667 inpatient beds and the pieces are patients who need to be admitted. “Our ultimate goal is getting the right patient in the right bed the first time,” says Lenda Narcisse, a patient resources manager who started working here as an admissions clerk more than 35 years ago. While getting a patient in a room sounds pretty straightforward, the reality is much more complicated. “When a patient shows up I’d love to be able to say, ‘Welcome to MD Anderson, let us escort you to your room,’ but that just doesn’t happen,” she says. There’s a lot of collaborating and puzzle-piecing that goes on behind the scenes, often before a patient ever steps foot in the door. First, a bed has to be available. And not just any bed. If a patient requires post-surgery telemetry or rehab, is recovering from a nuclear medicine procedure involving radioactive iodine or needs specialized care and accommodations for, say, a stem cell transplant, then that patient must be assigned to a bed on a floor with specialized clinical staff and equipment. Patient services representatives have to keep constant tabs on our overall census and know which beds are available where. They also need to know what type of diagnosis or treatment a patient has been given so they can make an appropriate bed assignment. That’s where Linda Bush’s crash course in basic anatomy and physiology comes in handy. As part of the patient service representatives’ eight-to 12-week training, the nurse and inpatient admissions manager teaches a one-day course that covers basic anatomy, medical terminology and some of our specific surgical procedures. “We deal with diagnoses constantly, and it makes a big difference to where the patient goes,” Bush says. “Imagine coming here with no medical training and all of a sudden you’re assigning patients to floors when you don’t know what their diagnoses or treatments mean.” Bush’s nursing team in Admissions works closely with the patient services representatives to help make those connections and oversee final patient placement decisions. There are a hundred ways to become an inpatient at MD Anderson, from scheduled services and hospital transfers to coming in through the Emergency Center. Patient services representatives are trained to understand them all, prioritize them and sift through the pieces to find the ones that fit as quickly as possible. They’re also trained to collect and verify admission data, such as demographics and insurance information, comply with Joint Commission and Medicare regulations covering patient rights and advance directives, and ensure patient armbands are correct and properly placed. Laura Gonzalez has been a patient services representative for more than 17 years. She’s an expert on hospital transfers and helps train new employees. First, she says, we have to get both medical acceptance and financial clearance on non-emergent transfers and make sure we’re not on divert status (a fancy way of saying “no vacancies”) so there’s actually an appropriate bed available for that patient. And for emergent or urgent conditions, patient services representatives work with Ron Walters, M.D., associate vice president for Medical Operations and Informatics, and Michael Ewer, M.D., special assistant to the vice president, Medical Affairs. Walters says he often receives 30 to 40 requests a day to approve emergency admissions, and he says it takes a special person to deal with the competing pressures of patient needs and physicians’ demands under the overarching pressures of finances and insurance. Maria Galindo, who’s been a patient services representative for more than 20 years, says she feels lucky to work with a group of caring, compassionate people who are determined to make a difference in the lives of patients. “I always promise that I’ll do my best, even if that means moving heaven and earth to get patients a room,” she says. And that’s the best part – getting to the end of a shift and having every patient in a bed, receiving the best possible care. The puzzle, for that moment, is complete. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_ourpeople
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Tanya: A Young Lymphoma Survivor
Adolescents and young adults have unique challenges to face when hit with a cancer diagnosis. Not only has the survival rate stayed relatively the same since 1975, resources are limited for adolescents and young adults compared to younger and older cancer patients. Tanya, a young woman who diagnosed with Lymphoma talks about her fight and how she has gotten through treatment. Read more http://tinyurl.com/6y7rfl
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Jim Allison, Ph.D., on his groundbreaking immunotherapy research
http://bit.ly/2cri805 MD Anderson’s Jim Allison, Ph.D., has been named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017. Allison has also been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Allison’s immunotherapy research launched a completely new way to treat cancer by training the immune system to attack cancer. This breakthrough, called immune checkpoint blockade, has helped extend patients’ lives and transform cancer research. #endcancer. Learn about Dr. Allison's receipt of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine: https://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/2018/10/md-anderson-immunologist-jim-allison-awarded-nobel-prize.html. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_immunotherapy
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Q&A: Understanding Glioblastoma, Part 1
MD Anderson neurooncologist John de Groot, M.D., explains the basics of glioblastoma, a malignant primary brain tumor, including risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis. Learn more about glioblastoma: http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-types/brain-tumor/symptoms/index.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_brain
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MD Anderson celebrates 2018 Nobel Prize winner Jim Allison, Ph.D.
MD Anderson employees celebrated 2018 Nobel Prize winner Jim Allison, Ph.D. Allison is MD Anderson's chair of Immunology and executive director of the Immunotherapy platform of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program. He was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for launching an effective new way to attack cancer by treating the immune system rather than the tumor. Allison is the first MD Anderson scientist to receive the world’s most preeminent award for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine. To request an appointment at MD Anderson, visit www.mdanderson.org, or call 1-877-632-6789.
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Houston Main Building Implosion
The Houston Main Building (HMB) was opened by Prudential Insurance Co. in 1952 as its southwest regional office. At the time, the 20-story office building was Houston's tallest building outside downtown. In 1974, MD Anderson purchased the 500,000-square-foot facility, which included 22.4 acres of land and a surface lot containing hundreds of parking spaces. The University of Texas officially named the building the Houston Main Building in 1980. The acquisition of the building allowed executive and other administrative offices to move from the hospital to HMB to accommodate the expansion of clinical space. Over the years, MD Anderson updated and renovated some floors to support specific functions, and the expansive parking area was used for new construction. The building was differentially sinking one side at a time, cracking the foundation and the exterior limestone and granite. After much discussion and many feasibility studies conducted by outside consultants, it was determined that renovation and repair of HMB would be more costly than demolition and construction of a newer, updated facility designed around MD Anderson's mission and goals. The last employees moved out of HMB March 2010; the building was officially closed April 1, 2010. It was imploded on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.
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About the Colonoscopy Procedure
Visuals help show how a colonoscopy procedure is the only screening tool that can examine the entire length of the colon. Other conditions that colonoscopy can detect are discussed. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_prevention_screening_colorectal
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Q&A: Brain surgery, post-operation recovery
Neurosurgeon Sujit Prabhu, M.D., discusses what happens after surgery and how a patient recovers. http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/departments-programs-and-labs/departments-and-divisions/neurosurgery/index.html
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How does cancer immunotherapy work?
Traditionally, cancer treatment has revolved around chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. But thanks to groundbreaking immune checkpoint blockade research led by Jim Allison, Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, we have a new way to treat cancer: immunotherapy. Rather than treating the cancer directly, immunotherapy trains the immune system to attack cancer. With immunotherapy, MD Anderson is able to effectively treat bladder cancer, head and neck cancers, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, kidney cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma. And through clinical trials, we’re expanding immunotherapy to treat more types of cancer and exploring more types of immunotherapy every day. Request an appointment at MD Anderson online at https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointmentcmpid=youtube_appointment_immunotherapy or by calling 1-877-632-6789. Learn more about Jim Allison, Ph.D., who is chair of Immunolgy and executive director of the Immunotherapy platform of MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program: https://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/nobel-prize.html Learn more about immunotherapy: https://www.mdanderson.org/treatment-options/immunotherapy.html
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Nutrition and exercise for cancer risk reduction
Learn MD Anderson’s recommendations on how to reduce your cancer risk by eating healthy and being physically active. Find out more information at http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-topics/prevention-and-screening/index.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_prevention_diet
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AML survivor shares advice for newly diagnosed AML patients
When Kenneth Woo received his AML diagnosis, he felt as if he'd received a death sentence. But after undergoing chemotherapy, two clinical trials and a stem cell transplant as part of his AML treatment at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, he has been cancer-free for a decade. In this video, Woo and his wife Clara share their advice for coping with a new AML diagnosis, making sure you're getting the best AML treatment and living life fully in spite of AML. Learn about MD Anderson's AML/MDS Moon Shot: http://www.cancermoonshots.org/moon-shots/leukemia-aml-mds/
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PSA Tests How to Interpret Them
Please visit: http://www.mdanderson.org/prevention for more information regarding prevention and screening. Learn about the different types of PSA tests and how to interpret the results of each.
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Frequently Asked Questions about HPV Testing
HPV testing is recommended for women age 30 and older in addition to the Pap test for cervical cancer screening. The test detects high-risk HPV infection, which may increase a woman's risk for cervical cancer. Learn more about HPV testing and the implications of HPV infection.
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Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement for Cancer Patients
Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais Method®) Instructor MaryBeth Smith, MM, GCFP at M. D. Anderson's Place ... of wellness describes how The Feldenkrais Method® can benefit the well being cancer patients and their caregivers.
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Proton Therapy Center: What to expect
The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center provides patients with the most advanced form of radiation treatment available in a comfortable, caring environment that is easy to find and easy to access. Explore our center, discover what makes us unique, and learn what to expect on all aspects of your care -- from your initial consultation to simulation to treatment and follow-up appointments. http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/proton-therapy-center/index.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_proton
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The role of the Research Nurse
MD Anderson Research Nurses describe the key duties and activities of a typical working day of a Research Nurse. The Research Nurses also explain the major functions and responsibilities of their role along with how they contribute to the success of Making Cancer History. This video contains information about: • Why Research Nursing? • Life as a Research Nurse o Consenting a patient o The Nursing Assessment o Data Collection o Teamwork • Research Nursing Career Path • Certifications & Committees • Rewards Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_ourpeople
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New Treatment for Early Stage Lung Cancer
Learn more about this clinical trial http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00840749 Patients who cannot have surgery for an early stage lung cancer may now benefit from a new radiation therapy technology called stereotactic radiation therapy (STARS). This treatment can typically be given in 3 or 4 days as opposed to the 5 or 6 weeks with conventional radiation therapy. For patients who CAN have surgery, an operation that removes the lobe of the lung containing the cancer and lymph nodes is the current standard of care. Because of the good results seen so far with stereotactic radiation therapy, it is now being considered as an alternative to surgery for patient who are fit enough to have surgery. Jack Roth, M.D., in the thoracic surgery department at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses this clinical trial (STARS) that compares stereotactic radiation therapy with traditional surgery.
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Vulvar cancer survivor: My advice for new cancer patients
After Jami Mayberry was diagnosed with vulvar cancer, she decided to undergo vulvar cancer treatment at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Throughout her cancer journey, she learned a few lessons. “Don’t freak out,” she tells new cancer patients. “You can overcome cancer.” Watch this video to see more of her advice for cancer patients. Learn more about Jami Mayberry’s vulvar cancer journey at MD Anderson: https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/search-results.html?q=jami%20mayberry Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_vulvar
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Dr. Jim Allison: What it means to win the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
On Oct. 1, 2018, Dr. Jim Allison was jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his groundbreaking immunotherapy research. This cutting-edge cancer treatment trains the immune system to attack cancer, rather than treating the cancer directly. Here's what Allison winning this award means -- both to him and to other cancer researchers, doctors and health care professionals. Learn more: https://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/nobel-prize.html. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appt.
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What is pericardiocentesis?
This video demonstrates the percutaneous pericardiocentesis using anterior chest approach with the use of a micropuncture kit. http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/care-centers-and-clinics/specialty-and-treatment-centers/cardiopulmonary/cardiac-catheterization-lab/index.html Pericardial effusion is a common condition observed in cancer patients where fluid builds up in the pericardial sac, usually caused by cancer or cancer therapy. If fluid compression of the cardiac chamber surpasses a certain threshold, pericardial effusions can become life-threatening, a condition known as cardiac tamponade. Draining of the pericardial fluid is often needed for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. Percutaneous pericardiocentesis is the most commonly used technique. Pericardiocentesis at MD Anderson is typically performed in our cardiac catheterization laboratory where patients hemodynamics can be closely monitored. The procedure is performed under echocardiographic and/or fluoroscopic guidance. Bedside echocardiography helps physicians determine the access site, which can be intercostal or subxyphoid. The site with the shortest distance to the pericardial space is typically used. Since many of our patients have low platelets and coagulopathy, we typically use a 5 French micropuncture kit to obtain access to the pericardium in order to minimize bleeding risks. Through echo guidance, the pericardiocentesis needle is inserted into the pericardial sac. Positioning is verified by echocardiography using a saline contrast injection. Fluoroscopy can also be used to confirm needle and guiding wire position within the pericardium. The needle is exchanged to a 5 French micropuncture sheath. Over a long J-wire, a 5 or 8 French pigtail catheter is advanced into the pericardial space and connected to a drainage bag. The draining catheter is then sutured to the chest wall and kept for 3-5 days. 80mL of drained fluid are usually sent to the laboratory for testing. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_sideeffects
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Crispy taco shells cooking demonstration
Try these homemade taco shells for a lower fat, preservatives, and sodium option. Ingredients 8 corn tortillas Instructions 1. Heat oven to 350 F. 2. If you have wide spread bars in your oven, lay a tortilla over the bars. 3. If you are not comfortable with that, you can create a 'bar' of aluminum foil and place it on a cookie sheet. 4. Drape the tortillas over the bar and place in the oven until shells are crisp on the outside. About 5-10 minutes depending on your oven. 5. Use immediately. Find more healthy recipes at atthetable.mdanderson.org. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_CCH
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Lymphedema management: Manual Lymph Drainage for lower extremities
The following special treatment guidelines apply to treatment with Manual Lymph Drainage of the Lower Extremities and differ from the principle of classic massage. For more information visit: https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/emotional-physical-effects/lymphedema.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_sideeffects
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What to expect at a breast MRI
A breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan is a test that helps your doctor to diagnose breast cancer and other abnormalities of the breast. Breast imaging captures images of breast tissue by combining multiple imaging technologies, such as mammography (the use of x-rays), ultrasound and MRI procedures. This video will help you understand the procedures including how to prepare, what to expect and what to do during the imaging. Learn more about MRI and breast imaging https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/a-new-diagnosis/diagnostic-tests/diagnostic-imaging-procedures.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_breast_screening
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Drug extends survival for myelofibrosis patients
A drug that relieves the severe symptoms of a life-threatening bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis also improves the survival of patients with the disease, according to a phase III clinical trial published in the March 1 edition of New England Journal of Medicine. "The Phase I/II clinical trial showed that ruxolitinib improves quality of life for many patients with myelofibrosis and now this phase III study indicates that the drug extends survival in a patient population that has lacked effective treatments," said study principal investigator Srdan Verstovsek, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Leukemia. Patients who received ruxolitinib also experienced relief from the disease's debilitating symptoms, which include fatigue, weight loss, abdominal pain, severe itching, night sweats and bone pain. They were much more likely to have the drug shrink their swollen spleens, a hallmark of the disease tied to many of the symptoms. Myelofibrosis is caused by the accumulation of malignant bone marrow cells that triggers an inflammatory response, scarring the bone marrow and limiting its ability to produce blood, resulting in anemia. About 3,000 new cases of myelofibrosis are diagnosed in the United States each year, Verstovsek said. Average survival ranges from two to 11 years, depending on a variety of prognostic factors. Last November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ruxolitinib, produced by Incyte Corporation and known commercially as Jakafi®, for people with intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis based in part on the results of this trial. It was the first drug approved for myelofibrosis, which has been treated with supportive care such as blood transfusions and other therapies with limited benefits. The clinical trial enrolled 309 patients at 89 centers in the United States, Australia and Canada, randomizing 155 to ruxolitinib and 154 to placebo. At a median follow-up of 51 weeks, there had been 13 deaths (8.4 percent) in the ruxolitinib group compared with 24 (15.7 percent) in the placebo group. At the time of analysis, 111 patients in the placebo group had crossed over to the ruxolitinib arm, 38 had stopped participating in the study without crossing over and two were still on placebo. Most patients on placebo experienced progressive spleen enlargement and a worsening of myelofibrosis-related symptoms. Median time to cross over was 41 weeks. The primary benchmark for the clinical trial was the proportion of patients with a reduction of spleen volume, as measured by magnetic resonance imaging, of 35 percent or more at 24 weeks. "The enlarged spleen, known as splenomegaly, does more than cause patients pain and make it hard for them to bend over or walk," Verstovsek said. "By pressuring the stomach and bowels, the spleen suppresses appetite, leading to severe weight loss." End-stage myelofibrosis patients resemble starving people, with swollen abdomens and emaciated limbs. • In the treated group, 41.9 percent of patients experienced at least 35 percent shrinkage in their spleen volume and it stayed smaller in 67 percent of those responders for 48 weeks or longer. • Only .7 percent of those in the placebo group had their spleens shrink by 35 percent in volume. • At week 24, the ruxolitinib group had an average reduction in spleen volume of 31.6 percent, while the placebo group experienced an average increase in spleen volume of 8.1 percent Every night, patients completed the Myelofibrosis Symptom Assessment Form, an electronic diary. They evaluated the intensity of night sweats, itching, abdominal discomfort, pain under the ribs on the left side, a feeling of fullness, muscle and bone pain, and inactivity. In the treated group, 45.9 percent of patients reported a reduction of 50 percent or more in their total symptom score over 24 weeks, compared to 5.3 percent in the placebo group. Treated patients gained weight, placebo patients lost weight. Improvements were usually noted within the first four weeks of treatment and were not limited to patients who also had their spleens shrink, Verstovsek said. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_myelofibrosis
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Lymphedema specialists tackle post-surgery swelling in head and neck cancer patients
Lymphedema, or chronic swelling, can affect head and neck cancer patients' speaking, swallowing, vision, breathing and self-image. Jan Lewin, Ph.D., leads an MD Anderson team that's the first speech pathology program in the United States to offer Complete Decongestive Therapy to manage head and neck lymphedema. Speech pathologists Brad Smith and Leila Little, who are certified lymphedema therapists, use compression bandaging, massage, therapeutic exercises and skin care techniques to help patients reduce swelling. Learn more about lymphedema: https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/emotional-physical-effects/lymphedema.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_sideeffects
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What is a PET Scan?
A positron emission tomography (PET) uses a radiotracer to measure important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and sugar (glucose) metabolism, to help doctors diagnose, stage, and plan treatment of your disease. Remember: - Do not eat or drink anything, other than water for six hours before the test. - Drink plenty of water the day before and after the exam. Learn more about our Diagnostic Imaging Division: To schedule an imaging exam or to speak with a radiologist: https://www.mdanderson.org/research/departments-labs-institutes/departments-divisions/diagnostic-imaging.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_DI
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Diagnostic exams for Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Diagnosing Inflammatory Breast Cancer can be difficult since the cancer is not apparent on ultrasounds, and Mammograms are often painful and difficult for patients with a tender and swollen breast. This video describes the various methods used by physicians at M. D. Anderson to diagnose and treat IBC. These methods include Breast Sonogram, Breast MRI, PET Scans and Biopsy. To learn more about Inflammatory Breast Cancer Treatment at M. D. Anderson visit http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/care-centers-and-clinics/care-centers/breast/services/index.html
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Metastatic Melanoma Patient on How He Was Diagnosed
Tim Shiery of Houston, Texas was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in August of 2007. He had spots on his brain, lungs, liver, skin and bone.
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Symptoms & Clinical Trials
Inflammatory Breast Cancer is a rare type of breast cancer. Unlike more common breast cancer types, Inflammatory Breast Cancer appears as a rash or infection instead of a lump in the breast. MD Anderson is home to a clinic for women with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), believed to be the first such clinic in the world. The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Clinic accepts patients who are newly diagnosed or previously treated, and offers the most innovative treatments currently available. Learn more about it here: https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/care-centers-clinics/breast-center/inflammatory-breast-cancer-clinic.html?cmpid=www_breast_youtube MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently conducting clinical trials and research in hopes of finding new treatment options for this rapid growing, and difficult to treat disease. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_breast
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Manejo del linfedema Vendaje del brazo realizado por el cuidador
Este video le mostrará cómo un cuidador debe vendarle el brazo como parte de su manejo del linfedema. Para más información: https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diagnosis-treatment/emotional-physical-effects/lymphedema.html Para pedir una cita en MD Anderson llame al 1-877-632-6789 o pídala en línea en: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_sideeffects
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Anesthesia sedation: What to expect
This video explains anesthesia sedation and what to expect. Some procedures do not require full anesthesia. In these cases, sedation is used to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. You may be aware or have memories of a procedure done under sedation, and this is normal. In some cases, it is necessary to change from sedation to full general anesthesia. After your procedure, you will be taken to the recovery area where a nurse will monitor you as you continue to emerge from anesthesia. Do not make any important decisions for at least 24 hours after any type of anesthesia. Learn more: https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancerwise/2015/03/what-to-know-about-general-anesthesia.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_treatment
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What are common HPV symptoms?
What are common HPV symptoms? Unfortunately, there aren't really any. Gynecologists can detect HPV during a woman's pap test or HPV test, but it can be much harder for doctors treating other HPV-related cancers, such as throat cancer, to detect HPV before it causes cancer. However, there are common throat cancer symptoms that men and women should be on the lookout for. Watch Erich Sturgis, M.D., professor of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson, discuss common throat cancer symptoms. Learn more about throat cancer: https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancerwise/2013/08/hpv-and-throat-cancer.html Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_throat_hpv
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What does a patient advocate do?
The position description reads something like this: Candidate must demonstrate excellent judgment, tact, sensitivity, tenacity, flexibility, dependability, credibility, confidentiality, and mediation and conflict-resolution skills. Our 16 patient advocates have, on average, 45,000 patient interactions a year, says Chris Hernandez, executive director of Patient Services. They strive to meet all new patients, address complaints and grievances, and they are called on to facilitate patient and staff requests for assistance. Advocates also triage and respond to phone calls, emails and myMDAnderson notices. They’re available around the clock. Since Patient Advocacy was created in 1985, advocates have been the go-to people for everything from mediating difficult conversations between physicians and patients (or caregivers) to tactfully reminding patients of hospital rules and regulations. They handle more than 45,000 patient interactions a year, but our 16 patient advocates also are some of our best staff advocates. Learn more about patient advocacy -- http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/guide-to-md-anderson/patient-and-family-support/patient-advocacy.html
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Low-Dose Aspirin and Reduced Risk for Cancer Metastasis
We have known for the past two decades that aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use reduces the risk of colorectal and other cancers. Today the Lancet published new reports indicating that low dose daily aspirin reduces the risk of distant metastasis of several cancers (Lancet Early Online Publication.) The data came from 51 trials that included over 77,000 patients. This protective effect appears to occur within 3-5 years of beginning aspirin use. It was previously thought that this protective effect would take up to 10 years to have an impact. These trials were originally designed to compare aspirin with no treatment for the prevention of heart disease. In carefully looking at the data it became apparent that regular aspirin use reduced the risk of colorectal cancer as well as esophageal, gastric, biliary and breast cancer. People using 75-300 mg per day were found to have a significant reduction in the total number of cancer cases. Aspirin also reduced the risk of cancer death by 15% within 5 years and people using aspirin for longer duration had a 37% reduction in risk. Interestingly, low dose aspirin appeared to reduce the spread of colorectal cancer to other parts of the body by about 40-50%. This finding is important since it indicates that there might be a role for aspirin use in patients who have cancer or who or at high risk for cancer recurrence. It is important to point out that taking aspirin does have a downside because it increases the risk of bleeding and peptic ulcer disease. The key question now is how do these anti-inflammatory drugs reduce cancer risk and metastatic spread? Aspirin is known to inhibit platelet function by its ability to inhibit the cyclooxygenase enzymes. This blocks the production of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins (like PGE2) that are known to promote the hallmarks of cancer. Recently, PGE2 was also shown to regulate epigenetic changes, like methylation of tumor suppressor and DNA repair genes known to play a key role in the development of cancer (Nat Med, 2012; 18, 224-226). Other mechanisms are likely in play as well and a full understanding of the molecular mechanisms responsible for this protective effect could lead to major breakthroughs in the field of chemoprevention of cancer. Request an appointment at MD Anderson by calling 1-877-632-6789 or online at: https://my.mdanderson.org/RequestAppointment?cmpid=youtube_appointment_research
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Preparing the Next Generation of Clinical Pharmacists
Most undergraduate pharmacy education involves didactic learning, with little patient contact until late in the process, says Joel LaJeunesse, vice president for the Division of Pharmacy. But, at MD Anderson, pharmacy residents get plenty of direct patient contact through the Pharmacy Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) program. PGY2 allows those who've completed a one-year residency in pharmacy to specialize in one of two areas for another year. Six residents specialize in oncology; two focus on critical care. Recruited through a national match program, residents are given a stipend, but earn less than a practicing pharmacist would.
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Q&A: Chordoma treatments
Neurosurgeon Laurence Rhines, director of MD Anderson's Spine Tumor Program, explains what a chordoma is, a rare type of spine cancer, and how it is treated. http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-types/spinal-tumors/treatment/index.html
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Treatment
Because Inflammatory Breast Cancer is so aggressive it requires an multidisciplinary approach to treatment. The standard for treatment of IBC requires Chemotherapy, Surgery and Radiation Therapy. Learn more about Inflammatory Breast Cancer treatment at M. D. Anderson http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-types/breast-cancer/inflammatory-breast-cancer.html
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