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Surviving Glioblastoma Multiforme: Martín Romero Sanchez Beats the Odds and Refocuses His Life

Martín Romero Sanchez has lived the experience Dr. Demireva describes since August 2012 when he was diagnosed with grade 3 astrocytoma and grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Six months earlier he began suffering terrible headaches on awakening, along with nausea and muscle stiffness in the neck and shoulders.

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New Directions in Cancer Rehabilitation: Q&A with Sandy Miller, RN, NE-BC, and Carolina Gutiérrez, M.D.

More than 14 million people are cancer survivors in the United States, a number expected to rise to almost 19 million by the year 2024. Many survivors say they felt very supported during treatment but found it hard to transition to a new way of life when medical care ended.

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Elías Torres: Rehabilitation Improves a Life After Head and Neck Cancer

Lymphedema is a very common diagnosis after lifesaving head and neck cancer treatments, and it profoundly affects patients’ quality of life.

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Vern Oakum Survives Breast Cancer with Flying Colors

In men, breast cancer is a rare disease, accounting for less than 1 percent of cases. About 2,600 men will be diagnosed this year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society, compared to an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer expected in women, along with 61,000 new cases of in situ breast cancer.

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On Making the Breast Cancer Treatment Decision: A Personal Story

Leigh Rozelle found the lump purely by accident, just three days before Christmas. As she crossed her arms, she felt a golf ball-size knot on the outer side of her left breast.

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Strength Unlimited Offers Cancer Survivors Exercise Program in Memorial City

A new cancer exercise and education program c is available at TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation-Memorial City. This program is part of TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Strength Unlimited, a community-based wellness and recovery program for children and adults that provides an enriched environment for people of all levels of ability to optimize their recovery and create a path for lifelong health and wellbeing.

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A Star Patient: Jennifer Kennedy Recovers from Surgery for Spinal Cord Tumor

Concussions are increasingly common in children and adolescents as parents encourage their children to engage in competitive sports at an earlier age. While neurologists are treating more head injuries, clinical neuropsychologists and physical therapists are...

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Shifting Paradigms in Cancer Rehabilitation: MD Anderson Cancer Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann Sponsor Symposium

Approximately 200 healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers, social workers and psychologists, attended the 1st MD Anderson Cancer Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann Cancer Rehabilitation Symposium, held May 13-14 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The symposium focused on “Shifting Paradigms in Cancer Rehabilitation.”

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Life After Cancer: Now What?

I was 29 and pregnant with my second son when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006. Like Martín Romero Sanchez, who learned he had a malignant brain tumor when he was 28, cancer was completely off my radar.

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