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BY Gina Van Thomme

It may feel a little awkward to talk about anal cancer.

“It’s an area of the body that people don't talk about too often,” says Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncologist specializing in anal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers. “Many times, people who get it won't even declare that they have it.”

Another obstacle? When it is talked about, anal cancer is often mistaken for or grouped together...

Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D., reviews an anal cancer scan that is projected from his laptop to a wall monitor.

BY Danielle Underferth

Home HPV tests are marketed as a convenient, accurate and discreet way to find out if you have human papillomavirus, a common infection that...

BY Ann Gillenwater, M.D.

As director of MD Anderson’s Oral Cancer Prevention Clinic, I see many patients each year with both oral cancers and pre-cancerous conditions...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Bibi Philippou complained to her family doctor two years ago about hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding, the doctor scheduled a colonoscopy.

“The test showed a few noncancerous polyps, but nothing else,” says Bibi, a real estate property manager from Las Cruces, New Mexico. “I got the ‘all clear.’”

Bibi visited her doctor two more times in the next six months before finally consulting a colorectal specialist who diagnosed...

Anal cancer survivor Bibi Philippou smiling in her garden in front of a pomegranate tree

BY Mark Teague

When I moved to central Louisiana for my job as a high school football coach in 2016, I starting hearing great things about MD Anderson almost...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Today, treatment for throat cancer isn’t just focused on removing the cancer. Now that most patients successfully overcome the cancer, doctors...

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 Jeff Deatsman

When an ear, nose and throat doctor confirmed that I had tonsil cancer in October 2016, it came as something of a relief. I know that probably...

BY Sylvia Zaro

Any time you’re told you have cancer, it’s not good news. Even if you catch it early and it’s only in the beginning stages, all you hear is...