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BY Ronda Wendler

For years, doctors have recommended exercise to reduce patients’ risk of developing cancer, and to help cancer survivors thrive after treatment ends. But what about exercising during treatment? There were no recommendations, until now.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently issued the first-ever evidence-based exercise guidelines for adults in active cancer treatment.

“This is big,” says Karen Basen-Engquist...

Illustration of hands holding various types of exercise equipment

BY Ronda Wendler

Gardner syndrome is a rare, inherited condition where people develop hundreds and sometimes thousands of abnormal growths in their large and...

BY Ronda Wendler

The female hormone estrogen is “fuel” for about 80% of breast cancers in women who’ve gone through menopause. 

“Menopause itself...

BY Ronda Wendler

Hormones control nearly all of our bodily functions, from growth and development to emotions, sexual function and even sleep. But hormones, which occur naturally in our bodies, can also fuel the growth of certain breast cancers. We talked with breast medical oncologist Rachel Layman, M.D., to learn about hormone therapy for breast cancer, which can stop or slow the cancer-fueling action of hormones.

What is hormone therapy for...

Illustration of a woman sitting on top of a giant box of hormone therapy pills

BY Ronda Wendler

Ampullary cancer is a rare type of gastrointestinal cancer with symptoms so similar to pancreatic cancer that it is sometimes mistaken...

BY Ronda Wendler

The Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are behind an increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. We spoke with MD Anderson’s Chief...

BY Ronda Wendler

Carolyn Drone thought her days of coping with cancer were over. She’d finished leukemia treatment two years earlier and showed no signs of...

BY Ronda Wendler

Since they were first introduced more than 60 years ago, stem cell transplants have cured or extended the lives of millions diagnosed with...

BY Ronda Wendler

When you’re diagnosed with lung cancer, one of the most important things you’ll learn is your cancer’s stage. Staging is a way of describing...

BY Ronda Wendler

Curtis Crump is serious about staying in shape. With his job, he has to be.

“I’m an airplane and helicopter pilot with the Harris County...