How to tell children their sibling has cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/how-to-tell-children-their/id431848... . Pediatric cancer affects the whole family. Stress may cause parents to focus only on their ill child, forgetting that their other children need help coping with the new family dynamic brought about by cancer. Morgan Henry, a social work counselor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, shares important conversations to have with cancer patients’ siblings, including telling them their brother/sister...

Testicular cancer basics

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/testicular-cancer-basics/id43184821... Testicular cancer is the most common malignant cancer in males between the ages of 15 and 34, but it could strike at any age. Symptoms are not always obvious and self-examination is not a recommended way to screen for testicular cancer. Lance Pagliaro, M.D., professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of...

Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans

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Background: Epidemiologic studies have suggested that most cases of sporadic colon cancer can be attributed to diet. The recognition that colonic microbiota have a major influence on colonic health suggests that they might mediate colonic carcinogenesis. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that the influence of diet on colon cancer risk is mediated by the microbiota through their metabolites, we measured differences in colonic microbes and their metabolites in African Americans with a...
Authors: Junhai Ou, Franck Carbonero, Erwin G Zoetendal, James P DeLany, Mei Wang, Keith Newton, H Rex Gaskins, Stephen JD O’Keefe

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma basics

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/non-hodgkins-lymphoma-basics/id43184... Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the seventh most common cancer in men and women in the United States and often misdiagnosed by primary care doctors. Symptoms may include headaches, confusion, nausea and fatigue. Jason Westin, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and...

New bladder cancer screening tool detects more tumors in early stages

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Blue light cystoscopy (Cysview) reveals more than traditional white light cystoscopy since the bladder cancer cells that become visible in blue light may be invisible with traditional white light. A cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to examine the bladder. Ashish Kamat, M.D., associate professor in Urology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains why blue light cystoscopy is so effective in detecting bladder cancer and discusses this disease in general.

Breast cancer patients offers health tips

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Exercise, healthy diet and doing activities to keep you mentally alert are just some of the tips MD Anderson breast cancer patient, Doris Thomas, offers in this video.