MD Anderson Cancer Center’s pathologists correct a new patient’s initial diagnosis from another hospital up to 25 percent of the time. The right diagnosis can lead to better outcomes, fewer surgeries and more treatment options, giving our patients peace of mind and the best chance at beating cancer from the beginning. Here, our patients share their thoughts on the importance of coming to MD Anderson for the right treatment plan from the start.
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Prevention is a cornerstone of MD Anderson’s approach to eliminating cancer. You can reduce your risk and your family’s risk for cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices, getting screened and vaccinating your children.
"Hold on. Be strong. Can you feel it getting better?"
These words are the chorus of the original song "Hold On, " written and performed by Greg Lizee, Ph.D., associate professor in MD Anderson's Melanoma Medical Oncology department. The song's message is simple: Hope. It's about positivity, patience and faith -- faith that things will get better. You have to hold on through the bad times to reach the good.