The Learning Center
The Learning Center is a patient education library. We provide current and reliable information on cancer prevention, treatment, coping and general health. Whether you’re looking to research a specific cancer topic or you have questions about services available at MD Anderson, we can help you find answers.
Resources available at our Texas Medical Center locations include:
- Books, CDs and DVDs
- Brochures and pamphlets
- Online medical journals and databases
- Health magazines, journals and newsletters
- Computer and internet access, printing, faxing and scanning
Theodore N. Law Learning Center
Main Building, Floor 4, near Elevator A, R4.1100
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Levit Family Learning Center
Mays Clinic, Floor 2, near The Tree Sculpture, ACB2.1120
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Holden Foundation Learning Center
Jesse H. Jones Rotary House, Floor 1, RH1.103
Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., 1:30-8:30 p.m.
How do I download MD Anderson’s app? Which medical websites can I trust? Where can I find the latest research on my disease?
The information experts at MD Anderson’s The Learning Center get questions they can’t always answer by pulling a book off the shelf, but they’re up for the job. Each year, the center’s digitally savvy staff provides more than 30,000 patients and families with credible information – and compassionate support...
PIKNIC: The Role of Reconstructive Surgery in Cancer Treatment
May 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Donald Baumann, M.D., F.A.C.S, Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery
Location: Levit Family Learning Center, ACB2.1120
Patient Education offers a range of classes aimed at supporting patients. Classes are free, and most do not require registration. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.
- Patient Education Class Calendar (pdf)
- Patient Education Class Calendar - Bay Area (pdf)
- Directions to Classes
Below is a listing of currently available classes along with class descriptions.
Blood Sugar Control During Cancer Treatment
Learn to manage your blood sugar during cancer treatment. Get information on a range of topics – from meals to medication.
Learn how the bowel works and what you can do to feel more comfortable. Topics include constipation, diarrhea and tips on how to manage bowel function.
Tired of being tired? Receive information and support to help you fight fatigue. This class is co-sponsored by Internal Medicine.
Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Care
This class focuses on home care of the central venous catheter. Learn how to clean and care for the CVC properly. To learn more about the class, please call 713-792-2316.
Diabetes and You: How to Use Your Insulin
Manage diabetes with better skills. Please call 713-792-8042 to schedule a personal appointment. This class is co-sponsored by Internal Medicine.
Hepatitis C: Treatment and Cure
This class offers information on the treatment and cure of Hepatitis C. Learn what to expect from treatment and how to manage side effects. To reserve a space, call Ruth Roach at 713-563-3955.
Implanted Venous Port
Learn about the implanted port and how to care for it. Individual appointments are required. Please call 713-563-7678 or 713-563-0777 to schedule a session with the nurse.
Laughter for Health Yoga
Laughter for Health Yoga is a blend of deep breathing, stretching and simulated laughter exercises that may help reduce stress, depression and more. Please bring a bottle of water to class.
New Patient/Family Orientation
This class provides a helpful overview of MD Anderson’s campus and services, including topics such as parking, lodging and wayfinding. Watch a video of the class here: New Patient/Family Orientation
Questions About Treatment Side Effects? Ask the Expert.
A nurse is available to answer your questions about chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, fatigue, nutrition and more.