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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 be wondering if supplements are right for you.

Although there can be benefits to taking supplements, there are also risks. We spoke with Gabriel Lopez, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center, to better understand these products and what cancer patients should know...

Types of dietary supplements: pills, capsules and caplets

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...

BY Jila Tanha

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

Telling my surgical team about visualization
I didn't tell my surgical team about my new visualization practice right away. I decided to bring it up during a surgery planning appointment. At the end of our visit, after we had discussed all of the medical aspects of the procedure, I mentioned the details of my request. "I'm very fond...

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...