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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Much like adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas can develop in many locations, including the skin, lungs and cervix. 

Unlike adenocarcinomas, though, squamous cell carcinomas often occur in the head and neck, such as the lips, tongue, throat or tonsils, and even the nasal cavity, sinuses, and lacrimal (or tear) ducts and glands.

So, why do squamous cell carcinomas tend to happen so often above the shoulders? And...

Microscopic view of squamous cell carcinoma in shades of pink and white

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Like many women diagnosed with cervical cancer, Linda Ryan didn’t initially have any symptoms. So, she didn’t know she had the disease until...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

About 10,000 people are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. The vast majority of cases are due to the human papillomavirus (HPV).

BY Heather Alexander Dahl

Some people make exercise look so easy. They’re at the gym several times a week, posting running times from their fitness app. It’s like they know something the rest of us don’t.

So, what do they know that the rest of us don’t? We talked to MD Anderson fitness specialist Carlos Duncan and got his take on common fitness questions.

1. What is the secret to staying motivated?

Motivation comes and goes. Planning and discipline...

Illustration shows older woman doing exercise at home

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Chest pain, shortness of breath and a persistent cough can all be symptoms of lung cancer.

But they can also be signs of other conditions...

BY Heather Alexander Dahl

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by toxins that may increase cancer risk. After all, household products have so many unrecognizable ingredients...

BY Ronda Wendler

For years, doctors have recommended exercise to reduce patients’ risk of developing cancer, and to help cancer survivors thrive after treatment...

BY Heather Alexander

Choosing skin care products can be overwhelming. There are so many ingredients and so many claims of benefits.

But there is one ingredient...

BY Heather Alexander

Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea, yeast, bacteria and sugar. It has grown in popularity, and some believe it has many health benefits...

BY Julia Dai, M.D.

High exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause anyone to get skin cancer. But some people are more likely to develop skin cancer than others....