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BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy used to treat lymphoma, multiple myeloma and some forms of leukemia. The treatment modifies T cells so that they can better recognize and attack cancer. 

To learn what to expect if you need CAR T cell therapy, we spoke with lymphoma and myeloma specialist Sairah Ahmed, M.D.

Your care team will determine if you’re eligible for CAR T cell therapy

Before you can consider...

Medical illustration of a CAR T cell in action

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Last updated Jan. 26, 2023

Allie Moreno has a simple yet powerful message for people who donate blood at MD Anderson: “Thank you. Your...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Jeremiah Bergeron pays close attention to detail. As a nurse caring for hospital patients receiving CAR T cell therapy, Bergeron monitors...

BY Arthur Hamberger, M.D.

As a retired physician, I have several advantages over the average layperson. First, I can understand the medical jargon used by other doctors. Second, my specialty is radiation oncology, so I’m very familiar with both cancer and its treatment. And third, I know how to be my own advocate in medical situations.

But I’m also a six-time cancer survivor. Here are some things I’ve learned as a patient that might be useful to anyone...

Arthur Hamberger, M.D., and his wife, Ester, hold up spoons with food on them as they smile.

BY Kathy McKay

I’m a nurse, so when I started experiencing pain and swelling in my lower abdomen, I suspected inflammatory bowel disease, or even worse,...

BY Richard Bagdonas

It all started in October 2018 during a trip to Mexico. I consumed a fruit that caused me to become ill. Upon my return to the U.S., my doctor...

BY Jane Root

Cancer has disrupted my life three times over the past 16 years.

The first time was in 2005, when my late husband, Eli, was diagnosed...

BY Devon Carter

If you’ve never heard of double-hit lymphoma or you’re unfamiliar with the specifics of the disease, you’re not alone. This rare and aggressive...

BY Ronda Wendler

Pam Blaine was on top of the world. She’d just graduated with a master’s degree in arts administration and landed a new job with the Utah...

BY Ronda Wendler

Musician Jeff Blankenship was playing guitar in the orchestra pit during a local theatre’s live production of “American Idiot” when he began...