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Network is a quarterly publication of the Anderson Network that features issues of interest to cancer patients, caregivers and health care professionals.

What Can You Believe?
Epidemiology and the Headlines
No matter how you get the news — from television, radio, newspapers, magazines or the Internet — you’re bound to hear about studies on how lifestyle behaviors may affect your risk of disease. While some of these findings may seem far-fetched, others may sound reasonable, and still others may be contradictory. 


Survivorship Resources, Network Conference
A variety of survivorship information is available online, including MD Anderson’s new Internet site with pertinent information on the impacts of survivorship.

Anderson Network’s Living Fully With and Beyond Cancer Conference celebrates its 20th anniversary with the theme, “Live, Reach, Celebrate,” Sept. 4-6, 2008.

In the Winter 2008 Issue:

Survivorship Issues: A Tool for Determining Heart Health
The ability of a cancer patient’s heart to function properly concerns Anecita Fadol, Ph.D. She often has faced the challenge of effectively and efficiently differentiating the symptoms of cancer from those of heart failure. 

Self-Hypnosis: Better Than Another Pill?
Imagine reading a book so interesting you’re completely unaware of your surroundings. You’re so involved that you don’t even realize when someone taps you on the shoulder or calls your name. Believe it or not, this is a form of self-hypnosis. 

People Profile: 37 Years of Survivorship
In 1970, Louise Shelby was a typical fourth grader. When the summer arrived, she was expecting a long visit with her grandmother in East Texas. But that isn’t what happened. 

Doctor Doctor: Giving the Heart its Due
More than 10 million cancer survivors in the United States, and even some physicians, often aren’t aware of the consequences of cancer and its treatments on the heart.