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BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated July 14, 2020

Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because their immune systems are compromised due to disease and/or treatment. That’s why MD Anderson has taken special precautions to protect the health and safety of our cancer patients when they visit our campuses during the pandemic.

“From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, MD Anderson has committed to...

Timothy Yap, M.D., speaks with a patient while wearing a mask

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

To help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and make it easier for patients to see a doctor without leaving home, MD Anderson...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Want to help a friend or loved one facing cancer during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but not sure how?

“Cancer patients...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated on June 24, 2020

The best things you can do to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are practicing social distancing, staying home and washing your hands frequently and properly, and wearing a mask when you go out in public.

“Cancer patients should wear a medical-grade face mask or fabric mask anywhere they go,” says our infectious diseases and infection control expert, Roy Chemaly, M.D. “Everyone...

Two types of masks to help protect against coronavirus (COVID-19) infection -- a medical fabric mask (left) and face mask (right).

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Courage. Hope. Love. Faith. Strength. Wisdom. These are a few of the gifts that our cancer survivors shared with us on Cancerwise this past...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

The holiday season can be stressful. That’s often even more true for cancer patients and their loved ones, who may be struggling to get in...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When someone you know receives a cancer diagnosis, you want to help. But how?

Instead of asking what you can do to help, it’s usually...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Cancer often brings a lot of questions and unknowns, especially when it comes to treatment options, side effects and what to expect — and...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

While many of our employees, patients and the Gulf Coast region continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, one thing remains unchanged: MD...