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BY Joan Corson

Before moving to Hong Kong with my husband for his job in 2004, I was an ER and neurosurgery nurse in the Texas Medical Center. I really liked the hospital where I worked. So, when I was diagnosed with stage III triple-negative breast cancer in December 2021, I naturally sought help from my former employer first.

I was aware that MD Anderson specialized in cancer care. But I also thought it must be a really sad place. Now that...

Triple-negative breast cancer survivor Joan Corson smiles in front of snow-covered mountains

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need radiation therapy as a part of your breast cancer treatment, you may have questions about side effects.

What are the most...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

From unlocking the secrets of the tumor microenvironment to advancing new therapies to FDA approval, MD Anderson researchers are driven by...

BY Molly Adams

When cancer is found in both breasts or there’s a high risk of developing breast cancer, a double mastectomy may be an option to treat or prevent breast cancer. 

This surgery removes all breast tissue. It can be performed with or without breast reconstruction surgery, either at the same time or as a separate procedure.  

We spoke to surgical oncologist Rosa Hwang, M.D., to learn more about this procedure and what...

Illustration of female doctor looking at patient's chest Xray

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A lump in your breast can sometimes be a sign of breast cancer. It could also be a harmless cyst, or a temporary change in breast tissue caused...

BY Elise Raymund

In October 2020, Archna Chainani was diagnosed with stage IV triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most aggressive forms of breast...

BY Elise Raymund

Twenty-three years ago, Brenda Petru made a promise to her best friend, Sue, that she would continue fundraising for cancer research — no...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many women will experience a breast cyst at some point in their lives. Though they tend to be more common among women between the ages of...

BY Feyama Ashby

Over the last few years, I’ve learned a lot about what makes MD Anderson No. 1 in the nation for cancer care. As a quality and compliance...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Christine Routledge was three months pregnant with her second child when routine bloodwork revealed something in her blood levels was off....