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BY Uzondu Osuagwu, M.D.

I got into medical school thinking I’d specialize in either cardiology or orthopedic surgery. But one of the great things about it is that you get to see and do so many different things before you finally finish. That’s how I discovered I liked being in the operating room, but didn’t necessarily want to be a surgeon.

I do enjoy physiology and pharmacology, though. So, anesthesiology seemed like a good fit. The only problem was...

Pain management specialist Uzondu Osuagwu, M.D., in his white coat and medical-grade face mask

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...

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 metabolism and more. 

In medicine, we can use artificial steroids called corticosteroids to help break fevers, bring down inflammation and reduce pain. Available as pills, creams and injections, manufactured steroids help us better control the amount in your body and take advantage of...

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...

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....