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BY Meagan Raeke

Dane Clark is still a lung cancer patient, but it doesn’t interfere with his daily life anymore.

“It’s about as simple as it can be. I take three pills twice a day,” he says. “I’m still on cancer treatment, but it hasn’t changed my activity levels at all.”

For someone whose daily routine include caring for animals and harvesting crops on a 1,000-acre farm, that’s saying a lot. Dane and his wife, Phyllis, raise cattle and...

Dane Clark, wearing a baseball cap and overalls, stands outside in a pasture with cows behind him

BY Meagan Raeke

Oropharyngeal cancer includes cancers of the tonsils, base of the tongue and other parts of the throat. It’s usually caused by the human papillomavirus...

BY Meagan Raeke

Smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer. Yet, about 20% of lung cancers deaths occur in people who have never smoked, according to the American...

BY Meagan Raeke

Today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidelines for annual lung cancer screening through low-dose CT scans. The new guidelines nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening, both by lowering the recommended age range to begin screening from 55 to 50 and reducing the minimum pack-year smoking history from 30 to 20. Pack-year history measures an individual’s exposure to tobacco; it...

BY Meagan Raeke

As a health care quality professional, Al Thomas always made his annual physical a priority. When he went to see his primary care physician...

BY Meagan Raeke

When Tim Hardesty walks the MD Anderson skybridge in short sleeves, he’s frequently stopped by employees and patients alike who notice the...

BY Meagan Raeke

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of imaging test that’s used to diagnose cancer and monitor tumor growth.

“MRI is an excellent...

BY Meagan Raeke

Pancreatic cancer only accounts for about 3% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. each year, but it is the third most common cause of cancer-related...

BY Meagan Raeke

Your body is home to trillions of microbes. These bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms impact everything from how you process food...

BY Meagan Raeke

For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutations, targeted therapy with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has...