When cancer spreads to the brain

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Several cancer types can spread to the brain including lung, breast, melanoma, renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal tract cancers such as colon and rectal. Secondary brain cancer (cancer that has metastasized to the brain) is more prevalent than cancer beginning in the brain (primary cancer). Ivo Tremont, M.D., assistant professor in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how cancer migrates to the brain, how it differs from primary brain cancer, as well as secondary...

Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma/id431... Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). DLBCL is fast growing and can develop in lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, testicles, thyroid, skin, brain, bone or breast. Jason Westin, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma.

Ovarian cancer screening with simple blood test

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/ovarian-cancer-screening-simple/id4... A simple blood test currently approved to detect ovarian cancer disease recurrence is full of new possibility. It may, one day, detect invasive, high-grade disease at its earliest, most curable stage. Listen to Karen Lu, M.D., professor and chair of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, as she details the findings, and what they could, one day, mean for women.

Penile cancer basics

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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.

Diet and exercise advice to reduce your cancer risk

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/diet-exercise-advice-to-reduce/id43... . Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science and director of Energy Balance, works with patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center to change behaviors based on nutrition and physical activity. Basen-Engquist’s goal is to find the best psychological and social interventions to alter unhealthy behaviors that increase cancer risk. Listen to Basen-Engquist describe her research and...

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...

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.

Recent study on drug for newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients

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Bevacizumab offers no benefit for newly diagnosed glioblastoma (brain) cancer patients, MD Anderson-led study finds. Mark Gilbert, M.D., professor in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Minesh Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discuss their study in the front line setting for the treatment of glioblastoma.