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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Kathleen Schmeler, M.D., has been focused on bringing high-quality cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs to women in underserved communities since she was a medical student more than 20 years ago. 

The reason? “All patients deserve access to the same high-quality cancer care,” says the executive director of Global Oncology and professor of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine at MD Anderson. ...

Kathleen Schmeler, M.D., sits in a chair beside a table with an elephant sculpture.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Much like adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas can develop in many locations, including the skin, lungs and cervix. 

Unlike...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Like many women diagnosed with cervical cancer, Linda Ryan didn’t initially have any symptoms. So, she didn’t know she had the disease until...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

About 10,000 people are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. The vast majority of cases are due to the human papillomavirus (HPV).

What accounts for the remaining cases of cervical cancer? And can they be prevented? Where do cervical polyps fit into the equation?

To answer these questions and more, we went to Jolyn Sharpe Taylor, M.D., a surgeon specializing in gynecologic cancers. Here’s what she shared.

How...

Medical illustration of bright pink HPV viruses on a hilly, mottled turquoise/magenta surface

BY George Brownfield

By the time I was diagnosed with HPV-related throat cancer in the summer of 2014, I’d been working as a senior systems analyst at MD Anderson...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most people who are diagnosed with throat cancer won’t see anything unusual if they look in the mirror, open their mouths and say, “Ahhhh....

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...

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...