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BY Sarah Zizinia

When Annette Rios was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, doctors told her they’d need to amputate her right leg just below the knee.

“The cancer had formed in the small bones of my heel,” Annette said, “and the doctors told me amputation was the most effective way to remove the tumor along with any cancer cells that may have spread.”

The surgery, while necessary, also came with a drawback known as phantom...

Chondrosarcoma survivor Annette Rios, who benefited from targeted muscle reinnervation surgery

BY Ronda Wendler

When Trena Robertson’s left hip began aching, she visited an orthopedic specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown.  

BY Devon Carter

Steroids are a natural part of your body. They’re hormones that help regulate your body’s reaction to infection or injury, the speed of your...

BY Molly Adams

When it comes to treating cancer pain, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Patient preference, allergies and potential drug interactions with other therapies all impact which approach your doctor recommends.

“A lot of patients assume opioids are the only option, but there are many ways to help manage pain and increase quality of life,” says pain management specialist Uzondu Osuagwu, M.D.

Here, Osuagwu shares six options...

woman holding her shoulder in pain

BY Molly Adams

Nearly half of cancer patients experience pain caused by the cancer itself, cancer treatment or factors that aren’t related to cancer. When...

BY Devon Carter

Opioids are medications that can help manage pain caused by cancer and its treatment by blocking pain signals from injured nerves to the brain...

BY Maria Newhouse

I recently finished my last chemotherapy treatment at MD Anderson in Sugar Land. It was a milestone that, at one point, I honestly thought...

BY Katie Brooks

For 16 years, Rose Trapolino had a hard time walking because of the pain and tingling in her feet.

The breast cancer survivor suffered...

BY Estelle Racusin

After my double mastectomy in 2002, I vividly remember running on the beach and hearing some teenagers making fun of my child-like figure....

BY Katie Brooks

How do I download MD Anderson’s app? Which medical websites can I trust? Where can I find the latest research on my disease?

The information...