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BY Heather Alexander

In some parts of the world, mushroom extracts are often used by patients for their medicinal benefits. They’re packed with vitamin D, which is essential for the immune system.

And their benefits may not stop there. In Japan and China, certain mushrooms are routinely used to complement cancer treatments.

“These mushrooms have been around for hundreds of years,” says Santhosshi Narayanan, M.D., a physician in MD Anderson’s...

Dried Shitake mushrooms in a basket

BY Molly Adams

From vitamin A to calcium to folate to zinc, there are dozens of types of supplements. And if you’re undergoing cancer treatment, you may...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you were told that there was a way to have surgery painlessly without general anesthesia, would you try it? Breast cancer survivor Kelly...

BY Kellie Bramlet

From the gardens to the skybridge to our leading doctors and kind volunteers, there are many things that set MD Anderson apart and help our patients feel at home. 

Whether it's your first appointment or you've become an old pro, you're likely to appreciate these 17 unique features.

1. Our 69 aquariums. The 66 freshwater and three saltwater live coral reef aquariums in our clinics are home to 3,000 fish -- mostly...

BY Jila Tanha

This is a continuation of yesterday's post on how pre-surgery visualization helped me.

Telling my surgical team about visualization...

BY Jila Tanha

In July 2010, I was diagnosed with a serious disease that required three major surgeries over the course of a year-and-a-half.

Because...

BY Alex De Alvarado and Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

If you're a patient with cancer, most likely you've experienced fatigue -- and you're not alone. Fatigue is one of the most common cancer-related...

BY Lana Maciel

The best forms of healing don't always come in a bottle, a pill or any kind of external medicine. Sometimes, internal healing works best to...

BY Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

People often do not make a distinction between the terms integrative medicine and alternative medicine. Below is the mission statement of...