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BY Molly Adams

Throughout cancer treatment, patients may go through many blood draws, infusions and injections. All these needle sticks can be uncomfortable, and over time, can even cause damage to veins.  

Luckily, a small, implanted device called a port can be used to help patients avoid unnecessary pokes with a needle.  

Ervin Brown, M.D., has placed more than 15,000 ports in his 17 years at MD Anderson. He shares...

Image of a chemotherapy port and catheter

BY Carolyn Kleiman

As a senior medical laboratory scientist at MD Anderson, I work behind the scenes to analyze patients’ lab work. My findings play a crucial...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you might have some concerns about losing your hair. But does every chemotherapy...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A bag of simple peppermint candies can provide welcome relief from the nausea that sometimes accompanies chemotherapy. And a tube of high-quality moisturizing cream can do wonders to relieve the skin irritation sometimes caused by radiation therapy.  

But aside from those and other basics, like warm socks and insulated water bottles, what are some of the best gifts to get for patients facing cancer treatment? &nbsp...

Hands tie a bow on a small package

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer will hear their doctors use the word “adjuvant” to describe certain treatment options.<...

BY Stacy Diao

Many patients will be prescribed chemotherapy as a part of their cancer treatment plan. That could involve taking pills at home or wearing...

BY John Sullivan

In August 2019, I noticed a small lump on the right side of my neck while shaving. I immediately thought to myself that this was not normal...

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 Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Careli Ann Garza’s colleagues consider her the heartbeat of Gladys Porter Early College High School. As the assistant principal, Careli can...

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...