1. A Caregiver’s Journey Through Breast Cancer - Rogers Duplessis

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    “We need to think positive even though it’s difficult to think positive.” Rogers’ cancer journey started in the year 2000, when his wife Janice was diagnosed with breast cancer. In this video, Rogers talks about his experience as a caregiver and the importance of showing support to one’s loved ones. Now a volunteer at MD Anderson, Rogers explains the five T’s, giving back to the community, the importance of living a quality life, and prides himself in the fact that “in 12 years, I haven’t missed over five doctor’s appointments.”

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    • A Chinese Story - Alice W. Lee

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      Alice and her daughter, Louise, tell the story of Alice's cancer in Chinese.

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      • Advances in Treatment Options and Diagnostics for Multiple Myeloma

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        The world of multiple myeloma continues to evolve. While there is an increase of treatment options, there is also an increase of confusion among patients about what medication should be used when and in what combination and sequence. Joining us today to help explain the latest treatment and diagnostic news is world renowned myeloma expert, Robert Orlowski from MD Anderson in Houston. Watch Now.

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        • Advice on Dealing with Neuropathy in Cancer Treatment

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          A frequent side effect of cancer treatment is neuropathy, but many patients are reluctant to speak up for fear of interrupting their treatment. At a recent patient forum, experts discussed the topic of neuropathy, explained why it’s important to talk with your doctor about what you’re experiencing, and offered tips on how to relieve the pain of neuropathy.

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          • A Family Treasure - Kenneth and Clara Woo

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            “When we look back, we treasure that closeness of our family during that period of time.” After surviving three cancer treatments, Kenneth and his wife Clara talk about positive thought, religion,, and the impact of Kenneth’s Leukemia and Hodgkin’s Disease on the family, concluding that “the whole family experiences the impact of cancer.” Cherishing their cancer and their marriage, the husband and wife each learned an individual lesson throughout Kenneth’s treatment. Clara learned “to accept other people’s help and not just be another helper,” while Kenneth came to the realization that “the perspective you take taking any obstacle is very important.” Through their struggle, the family has nevertheless remained optimistic and has gained a lot of wisdom from the experience. As Kenneth observes, “it’s tough and it’s hard and there are times that I was speechless, but looking back, I know that we are vulnerable as people and we can never control how we face a situation, we don’t know the circumstances that are coming at us.”

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            • A Good Gumbo-Maker - Jeffery Fontenot

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              “You bought me a dozen red roses and asked me if I wanted to go out with you.” – Mary Ann. Interviewed by his “most prized possession,” Mary Ann, fifty-nine year old Jeffrey enjoys fishing, camping, Tamale pie, mountain vacations and the Fall. A former trumpet player of the El Presidente trio, he originally stems from Louisiana and is a father and a husband. His worst fear being death, he wants to be remembered as being an independent and strong individual and a “good gumbo-maker.” Recorded May 21, 2011 at M.D. Anderson's Together in Hope Conference for Brain Tumor Patients

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              • A “Half Full-Half Empty Situation” - Katherine Rogers

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                “There is so much you can do in your life and I really believe attitude has so much to do with it” An adventurous eighty-year old Katherine speaks of her experiences with breast cancer, colon cancer and squamous-cell cancer, which she struggled with during a time when “there was no talk about chemo or radiation.” Having lost her daughter to cancer, she is a fighter and has learned the value of life. An explorer, she started her own motorcycle ride excursion called “The Ride for Life” nine years ago and jumped out of an airplane when she decided that being the “Motorcycle Lady” was no longer something she should be engaging in at eighty. When she speaks of her cancer, her motto remains – “let’s opt for half-full.”

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                • Alexa, Part. 1

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                  Meet Alexa, 7 years ago she was diagnosed with Leukemia. After her first bout, Alexa entered remission. But now, the medication that has been keeping her disease at bay has worn off. Follow Alexa's journey of strength as she moves forward to find a new solution. Follow Alexa's journey at alexascore.blogspot.com

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                  • An Expert Explains High-Risk Myeloma

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                    High-risk multiple myeloma can be a frightening term. At a recent town meeting at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Gareth Morgan from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences explained that risk is defined in many different ways. Dr. Morgan tells us which factors are used to determine the level of risk, and what you should keep in mind if you are told your disease is “high-risk.”

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                    • A “Non-Essential” Body Part - Sherry Forschlev

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                      “What’s in front of you with your health is your life saying ‘this is a lesson you need to learn.’” When recently retired MD Anderson nurse Sherry (who “got paid for torturing children”), was diagnosed with breast cancer, her first reaction was “there’s no big C word, I’m not going to faint.” In fact, she took it lightly and positively, feeling sorry for her “poor body.” Yet, she also took a lot from the experience – learning how to meditate, improving on the treadmill and learning more about herself. In this video, she talks with her friend and her “spiritual sister,” Morgan about cancer treatments, her husband, family and her experience as both a caregiver and patient. Sherry believes “having cancer is the best thing that happened in my life” and vouches “I would not go back and erase my cancer diagnosis.”

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