Top

BY Kris Sokolowski

The running joke in my family is that I’m always at the doctor’s office. I’ve never missed a checkup since I was in my early 20s. And I go in for everything. If my elbow hurts or I get the sniffles, I’m calling right away for an appointment. If something’s wrong, I’d rather know now when I can still do something about it than when it’s too late and I can’t. 

That’s why it’s so ironic that I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal...

Stage IV colorectal cancer survivor Kris Sokolowski on a hilltop in Bora Bora, with the ocean in the background

BY Molly Adams

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know they can also vary in density? Breasts are composed of fat and glandular breast tissue...

BY Ronda Wendler

If you’re newly diagnosed with cancer and preparing to start treatment, heart health might be the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn’...

BY Molly Adams

In the 1950s, German biochemist Johanna Budwig developed a diet that she believed kept unhealthy cells from growing. Known as the Budwig diet, it was thought by some to be an alternative cancer treatment – or even a cure. It has recently seen an increase in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The approach restricts processed foods, sugar and certain meats, and encourages people on the diet to eat a combination of...

Picture of a Budwig diet-compliant meal, featuring cottage cheese, blueberries, oranges, flaxseed and flaxseed oil

BY Sarah Zizinia

Your gut health impacts your immune system, your mental health and your overall well-being. 

When you have a healthy gut, your...

BY Danielle Underferth and Meagan Raeke

Cigarette smoking has been on the decline for years. But menthol cigarettes are one segment of the tobacco market that has remained strong...

BY Betty Ashford

I’ve been treated for three different types of cancer at MD Anderson. The first one was a rare skull base tumor called mucoepidermoid carcinoma...

BY Molly Adams

When it comes to eating soy foods, there are a lot of myths about what’s safe for cancer survivors and patients in cancer treatment.

<...

BY Dorcas Powell

On Oct. 13, 2014, I received the news that I had inflammatory breast cancer. Everything my local doctor said right after that sounded like...

BY Carol Groskreutz

I was just 11 when I started smoking in the 1980s. Finding cigarettes was easy. My mom was a smoker, and when she reached the end of a pack...