Exercises for the cancer patient - full video

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Carol Harrison, senior exercise physiology technologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, guides the cancer patient through exercises that will strengthen the abdominal & back, chest and legs. For more information, please visit: http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/cancer-newsline/cancer-newsline-topic... .

Use it or lose it: Eating and swallowing exercises show benefit in throat cancer patients

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Kate Hutcheson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, discusses a new study examining the benefits of swallowing and eating exercises for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers.

Patients With Celiac Disease Are Not Followed Up Adequately

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Dr. Margot Herman discusses her manuscript, "Patients With Celiac Disease Are Not Followed Up Adequately."

Cancer Research for Stage 1 Lung Cancer

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New cancer research for stage 1 lung cancer is being investigated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It’s led by Jack Roth, M.D., professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. This clinical trial called STARS (Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Verses Surgery) compares a new type of radiation treatment with a traditional surgery approach. Roth describes this promising new treatment and explains how lung cancer patients may get involved.

Young Cancer Patient Inspires Hope

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Shane Leonard, a talented young man with his whole life ahead of him, did not let cancer create despair. Instead, Shane looked for opportunities in his new cancer hospital surroundings to inspire his future. At 17, cancer was found in his salivary gland. After surgery, he came to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for follow-up proton radiation treatment. In Shane's spare time, he would study quantum mechanics lectures and became friends with the senior medical physicist of...

Proton Therapy Treatment for Liver Cancer

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Proton therapy has several advantages in treating liver cancer over traditional radiation therapy. Since the proton beam is so exact, larger dosages of radiation can be applied to the affected area, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Proton therapy also successfully addresses technical challenges, including liver movement during treatment when the patient breathes. Christopher Crane, M.D., Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...

All Obstacles Removed ... the Journey Continues for Brain Cancer Patient

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Aidan Immroth lost his battle to brain cancer in November of this year, but at the end of his brief 13 years on this earth, Aidan accomplished something really huge -- actually as big as an elephant -- a painting using a live elephant as the canvas that is! Part of the Pediatric Education and Creative Arts Program at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, Aidan had a vision to paint a real elephant and it became reality through the help of Ian Cion, MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital's...

Renewed Sexual Pleasure for Couples Post-Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/renewed-sexual-pleasure-for/id431848... Erectile dysfunction is an adverse side effect for many prostate cancer patients that often causes unhappiness for the man's partner as well. Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has recently completed a clinical trial studying the effectiveness of counseling through face-to-face interaction versus...

Sexual Counseling for Couples after Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains her findings from the clinical trial, Counseling About Regaining Erections and Sexual Satisfaction (CAREss). The results examine which group, face-to-face or Internet, had a better sex counseling experience, and also assesses if the partner received improved sexual function as well as the male prostate cancer patient.

Hope for Restored Sexual Function for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners

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Reliability of firm erections after prostate cancer surgery generally is not a common occurrence. Also, some cancer patient partners are not very sexually motivated anymore for a number of reasons including frustration from erectile dysfunction. Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses her clinical trial called Counseling About Regaining Erections and Sexual Satisfaction (CAREss).