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BY Ronda Wendler

Julia Pitts knew something was wrong when, at age 62, she started bleeding and cramping.

“I thought when my menopause ended years earlier, my bleeding was over, too,” says the retired high school teacher.

A biopsy solved the mystery. Julia had uterine cancer. The condition occurs when cells in the endometrium – the inner lining of the uterus – start to grow out of control.

After undergoing a hysterectomy, chemotherapy...

Uterine cancer survivor Julia Pitts

BY Meagan Raeke

This week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated cervical cancer screening guidelines for individuals at average risk. They now...

BY Danielle Underferth

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, the HPV vaccine may not seem like a priority for parents worried about keeping their...

BY Meagan Raeke

As our patients and caregivers know, cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19. And that means you shouldn’t stop getting your cancer screenings either.

Early on in the pandemic, you may have put off routine medical appointments, including your annual mammogram. But as cases continue to rise and we realize that COVID-19 will be with us for quite some time, you may be wondering if it’s OK to schedule routine cancer screenings, such as mammograms...

Ray Mayo III, M.D. ,interprets a mammogram for a patient MD Anderson League City

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A new school year is approaching for many children. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues.

So, is it safe to send your...

BY Danielle Underferth

The American Cancer Society recently updated its guidelines for preventing cancer. Among the recommendations: Don’t drink alcohol.

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BY Charlene Upshaw

As an MD Anderson employee, and someone who has worked in clinical research for many years, I know how important cancer screening exams are...

BY Meagan Raeke

During the past three years, you may have seen anti-smoking advertisements sponsored by the tobacco industry on television, in newspapers,...

BY Marty Reeder

I’m a professional martial artist, so I’m very aware of my body and live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why it took me by surprise when I was...

BY Danielle Underferth

Karen Basen-Engquist. Ph.D., has managed to stay physically active during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a recent...