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BY Molly Adams

Mammograms are one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. MD Anderson recommends that women at average risk of breast cancer start getting mammograms every year beginning at age 40.

But there may be situations that make you second-guess your annual screening. “Don’t skip your mammogram. It could save your life,” says breast imaging radiologist Toma Omofoye, M.D. “With the right tools...

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BY Molly Adams

Tattoos have been around for centuries, but how do they impact our modern approaches to screening for cancer? As more women reach the suggested...

BY Molly Adams

Whether it’s a cancer drug, vaccine or other medication, medical treatments in the U.S. have to go through a specific process to make sure...

BY Molly Adams

Until recently, treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia and chronic lymphoblastic leukemia meant a hospital stay, intravenous chemotherapy and sometimes a stem cell transplant.

Now, thanks to research and clinical trials, chronic leukemia can often be controlled with a daily pill taken at home. “We can treat these diseases in the same way we treat a chronic condition like hypertension or diabetes now,” says leukemia specialist Elias...

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BY Molly Adams

Whether you have a lumpectomy or a type of mastectomy, your chest may be flattened, misshapen or asymmetrical after surgery. Breast reconstruction...

BY Molly Adams

Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, but it’s still considered rare with fewer than 5,000 cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year....

BY Molly Adams

Under your skull, between your brain and the top of the neck, is an area called the skull base. The space is home to a platform where the...

BY Molly Adams

As you age, you may have trouble remembering important dates like a loved one’s birthday or forget where you left your car keys. Memory loss...

BY Molly Adams

You probably know that cancer treatment can cause side effects like nausea, fatigue and hair loss. But some types of cancer treatment may...

BY Molly Adams

Prostate cancer treatment options can include surgery, radiation therapy and hormone therapy. But some men are candidates for active...