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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Many prostate cancer patients don’t need surgery. But for young patients with prostate cancer that hasn’t spread, a surgery called a prostatectomy can help them become cancer-free and put prostate cancer treatment behind them. John Davis, M.D., a urologist who performs hundreds of prostatectomies each year, explains what patients undergoing this procedure can expect, including prostatectomy side effects and risks.

What is a prostatectomy...

Urologist and prostate cancer specialist John Davis, M.D., performs surgery.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Jon Humphrey was apprehensive about having his chemotherapy port installed. In June 2020, he was preparing to start chemotherapy for bile...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When other cancer patients ask for advice, rectal cancer survivor Robert Cuppett tells them to go to MD Anderson -- and to go there first....

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Warren Bright made sure to get his physical every year. But he put off getting a colonoscopy until he was 63 when his wife scheduled an appointment for him.  

Men and women at average risk for colorectal cancer should receive a screening colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. African American men and women should begin regular screening colonoscopies at age 45.

For Warren, the colonoscopy itself was little...

Colorectal cancer survivor Warren Bight

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Maintaining proper nutrition during cancer treatment is important. When cancer patients struggle with this, a feeding tube can be a solution...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

The morning of his esophageal cancer surgery, Dustin Pruett kissed his wife goodbye on the skybridge outside the Rotary House Hotel.

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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

In August 2015, Judith Smith was diagnosed with a type of breast cancer called mixed ductal and lobular carcinoma. A week later, her sister...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Cindy Stueber was supposed to be helping her daughter, Shelby, look at wedding dresses and elegant up-dos. Instead, she was making plans to...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As we practice social distancing to protect ourselves and others during the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s easy...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative type of cancer treatment. During this procedure, doctors perform a surgery...