Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - a life threatening cancer

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs when too many immature blood cells are produced by the bone marrow. Anemia, infection and bleeding may result and become life threatening. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in Leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Acute myeloid leukemia.

Triple-negative/inflammatory breast cancer patient reacts to Moon Shots Program

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Terry Arnold, inflammatory breast cancer and triple-negative breast cancer patient at MD Anderson, shares her thoughts on MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program. For more information visit http://cancermoonshots.org.

Triple-negative breast cancer patient reacts to Moon Shots Program

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http://cancermoonshots.org Bree Sandlin, 37-year-old mother of young twins, was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in August 2012. Sandlin shares her reaction to the news that triple-negative breast cancer is among the initial cancers that will be addressed as part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths.

Young melanoma patient offers advice for treatment

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Brian Rose, a young adult malignant melanoma patient at MD Anderson, gives hope by sharing his experience with cancer. Rose suggests relating your cancer battle to personal accomplishments. In Rose's case, this is through his experience as a Marine and baseball coach. Rose also discusses how his melanoma was diagnosed and gives the advice of taking each day as a gift.

Young melanoma patient shares positive outlook on treatment

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Brian Rose, a young adult malignant melanoma patient at MD Anderson, does not advise studying your cancer's statistics. Rose says, "If you see your name in those statistics, go ahead and believe it. Until you see your name on one of those studies it really means nothing." It's important to be surrounded by a team of family, friends and physicians that share your focus and do not be afraid to reach out for help.

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center launches unprecedented Moon Shots Program to increase patient survival during the next decade

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Inspired by America’s drive a generation ago to put a man on the moon, MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program is a highly-concentrated effort to rapidly and dramatically decrease suffering and death in several major cancers, including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS); chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); lung; melanoma; prostate and two cancers linked at the molecular level: triple-negative breast and ovarian. Focused teams are building on new technology and...