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BY Meagan Raeke

Over the last decade, the three-year survival rate for lung cancer has increased dramatically. That means more people are living longer after a lung cancer diagnosis.

Evelyn Saunders Webb, a retired cardiology nurse who lives in San Antonio, is part of that progress. But when she was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2014, a good outcome wasn’t a given.

Evelyn’s lung cancer is driven by a rare mutation...

Evelyn Saunders Webb standing outside in front of a house.

BY Meagan Raeke

Last updated March 18, 2022. 

When Bob Seibert reflects on the nearly one and half years since his stage IV melanoma diagnosis...

BY Meagan Raeke

“Every community is unique,” says Ruth Rechis, Ph.D., director of Be Well Communities™, MD Anderson’s place-based strategy...

BY Meagan Raeke

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Yet, there are still many myths about the disease.

We asked our experts to debunk four of the most common misconceptions about lung cancer.

Myth: Only people who smoke get lung cancer.

Truth: Anyone can get lung cancer.

While it’s true that tobacco use is the leading cause of lung cancer, people...

Illustration of a doctor looking at a laptop and sitting on a pair of lungs under a magnifying glass.

BY Meagan Raeke

Breast cancer treatment took a toll on Debbie Mendoza, but she regained her strength and energy with the help of Active Living After Cancer...

BY Meagan Raeke

As a child, researcher Surendranath Shastri, M.D., D.Ph., worshiped his dad. “He was a lifetime smoker, so I thought it was cool to smoke,...

BY Meagan Raeke

As a former competitive CrossFit athlete, Katherine Norman sees herself as a healthy person. Over the last year, she also saw herself as a...

BY Meagan Raeke

Nerves control everything from your heart rate to muscle movement to the fight-or-flight stress response.

“Nerves are critical to body...

BY Meagan Raeke

At the time of her breast cancer diagnosis, Teresa Serbia knew she was overweight.

“After I was fortunate enough to become a survivor...

BY Meagan Raeke

In 2012, A few months after Nitin and Sharmila Vaidya celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sharmila found a lump in her right breast....