Patient Education

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper health education specialists collaborate with our expert healthcare providers to provide people with cancer, their family and their caregivers with accurate, reliable information to empower them to participate in their cancer care.

Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Overviews

Our clinical care teams have developed two audio-enhanced education presentations for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy.These presentations provide our patients with a free, confidential and convenient method of taking part in patient education.

The presentations cover:

  • Understanding the goals of chemotherapy and radiation treatment
  • Preparing for your treatment
  • What to expect during treatment
  • Managing potential side effects

Chemo and Biologic Therapies:
What Every Patient Needs to Know

Radiation Therapy:
What Every Patient Needs to Know

radiation therapy video

Written Resources

MD Anderson Cooper care providers have developed resource materials created to educate and encourage patients to take an active role in their cancer treatment and improve their overall well-being. We invite you to explore our resource library, where you can find an array of written resources about various types of cancer, symptoms and side effect management, genetics/family history, cancer prevention and other topics.

Jump to: Breast Cancer, Cancer and Genetics, Common Concerns, Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Hematologic (Blood) Cancer, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Therapy.

Breast Cancer

Cancer and Genetics

Common Concerns

Cancer Prevention

Managing Side Effects

Well Being and Self Care

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer

Genitourinary Cancer

Gynecologic Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

Hematologic (Blood) Cancer

Lung Cancer

Melanoma

Prostate Cancer

Radiation Therapy