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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

NUT carcinoma is a rare cancer that starts in the lungs or sinuses. Less than 200 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. But it might not be as rare as we think.

“The only way to differentiate NUT carcinoma from lung cancer or sinus cancer is to test for it,” says Ehab Hanna, M.D., a head and neck cancer surgeon who treats NUT carcinoma. “It’s likely we’re missing some cases of it.”

That’s why Hanna has become dedicated...

Yoko Takahashi, Ph.D., looks in a microscope in her lab at MD Anderson.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Rebekah Thibodeaux didn’t expect to see her daughter 13-year-old daughter, Lane, back in the saddle so soon. When Lane was diagnosed with...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Mazen Nadim wasn’t interested in robotic surgery to remove his adrenal tumor at first. No scar, no deal, the 15-year-old insisted. After all...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Tumor forms when cells start to multiply and produce an abnormal growth. Malignant cells can invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body and form cancers. When tumor cells do not have the ability to spread, they are called benign. In many cases, benign tumors can be managed by observation. But depending upon their location, they can have serious impacts.

We spoke with Marc-Elie Nader, M.D., a head and neck surgeon...

Side by side comparison of a benign tumor and a malignant tumor

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Senior clinical dietitian Christie Siebel can empathize with her patients. With their pain following surgery. With their nausea after chemotherapy...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

More than half of cancer patients undergo surgery as a part of their cancer treatment. Just about every patient who has surgery will have...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

On a warm day in May 2018, Ashton and Charmayne Thomas swiftly booked a flight from Arizona to Houston. They dropped off their two eldest...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Careli Ann Garza’s colleagues consider her the heartbeat of Gladys Porter Early College High School. As the assistant principal, Careli can...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Months after his chondrosarcoma treatment at another hospital, Chuck Lichtman developed a life-altering hernia. It made it hard to move, sleep...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Nicola Sirito had a rare diagnosis – a soft tissue sarcoma on his spine – but his MD Anderson care team knew they could successfully...