Conquest Summer 2018
Prevention. It's one of the four major fronts in MD Anderson's mission to eliminate cancer, and it's something that should be an important part of everyone's life through healthy lifestyle choices, getting screened and more. In addition to preventing cancer itself, MD Anderson doctors, nurses and staff provide unrivaled patient care through the prevention of other things. They're preventing a loss in patients' quality of life by relieving pain caused by the side effects of treatment. They're preventing miscommunication by teaching doctors how to have difficult conversations with their patients. They're making genetic testing for gene mutations linked to an increased risk of cancer more accessible with at-home tests. These stories and others are included in the "The Prevention Issue" of Conquest.