The Patient Education Office provides cancer patients, caregivers and the public with accurate, reliable information to help them make intelligent decisions about cancer care.
Services include patient education materials, classes, videos and computer-based learning.
For more information on Patient Education services, call 713-792-7128.
We offer documents on cancer types, diagnostic tests, treatment procedures and more for patients, caregivers and health professionals.
To view a list of printable patient education materials in PDF format, visit Patient Education Online.
Patient education classes provide patients with information, skills and coping mechanisms to better care for themselves and make informed decisions. Family members or caregivers are welcome to attend. Classes do not meet on institutional holidays.
- Patient Education Class Calendar (pdf)
- Patient Education Class Calendar - Bay Area (pdf)
- Get Directions to classes
For information about classes in the Main Building, call The Learning Center at 713-745-8063.
For information about classes in the Mays Clinic, call The Learning Center at 713-563-8010.
New Patient/Family Orientation
This class teaches patients and family members more about MD Anderson's programs and services, including information about clinical trials and myMDAnderson.
Questions About Treatment Side Effects? Ask the Expert
This class teaches patients and family members how to manage side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Fatigue, pain and nutrition information is also provided.
Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Care
This class helps patients and family members remember the CVC instructions they received from their health care team.
Implanted Venous Port
Learn about the benefits and risks of implanted ports. A nurse is available to answer questions. Registration is strongly encouraged. Please call 713-563-7678 to schedule an appointment.
Caregivers: I’ve Got Feelings, Too!
Support for those who care for someone with cancer. For more information, call 713-794-4700.
Cancer care and support information is available on public-access computers in the following clinic areas:
- Diagnostic Imaging C, and D
- Radiation Treatment Center lobby
- Gynecologic Oncology Center
Guide to Managing Your Chemotherapy Treatment: This self-paced, interactive program uses audio and video clips, animation and touch-screen action to describe chemotherapy, how it works, how it is administered, and what resources are available during treatment. Kiosks are located in the Ambulatory Treatment Center Chair Unit (Main Building, Floor 6, near Elevator E), and the ATC R10 clinic (Main Building, Floor 10). Get Directions
MDA-TV offers "on-demand" patient education videos in inpatient rooms and The Learning Center. Ask for a Patient Education Guide for more information. Some of the videos can also be checked out from The Learning Center.
- Patient education videos (PDF)