Best of Cancerwise 2014: Advice from our cancer patients
Walking into the unknown is scary, especially when the unknown is cancer treatment. Fortunately, many of our brave and inspiring cancer survivors are willing to share what they've learned from chemotherapy, hair loss, a diagnosis and many other experiences.
Here's some of the best advice we received in 2014:
Kyssi Andrews' three lesson on coping with hair loss
After her Wilm's tumor returned, 6-year-old Khyrstin (Kyssi) Andrews wasn't excited about losing her hair again. So, her mother Marla helped by making it fun and reminding her that she's beautiful no matter what. Read how Marla helped Kyssi cope with saying goodbye to her hair.
5 ways to make cancer treatment more fun
After Marshall Lauen was diagnosed with stage IIB Hodgkin's lymphoma, he and his wife Ashley became determined to make his lymphoma treatment as fun as possible. "After all, we're fighting for his life, not just a clean PET scan," Ashley says. Find out how Ashley and Marshall bring fun to MD Anderson.
How to make chemotherapy less miserable
"Let's be honest, chemotherapy sucks," says Amanda Woodward, a melanoma survivor. "But during my own melanoma treatment, I found a few ways to make the whole experience a little less miserable." Read her tips for coping with chemo.
Wisdom from a 5-time survivor
Beth Williams jokingly calls herself an MD Anderson "frequent flier." In the past two decades, she's been treated here for four different types of cancer, including colon cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer and skin cancer. Before that, she was treated for thyroid cancer. Still, Beth doesn't let cancer run her life. Get her advice.
A stem cell transplant patient's tips for recovery
Recovering from a stem cell transplant is a long process, full of ups and downs. Harley Hudson, a chronic lymphocyctic leukemia (CLL) patient, shares what he learned from his experience. Learn more about Harley's stem cell transplant journey.