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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 recommend that cervical cancer screening begin at age 25, instead of 21, and place a greater emphasis on human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as the preferred primary screening strategy. 

“Cervical cancer is very rare in women under age 25, and most abnormalities resolve on their own at...

Gloved hand holding vial labeled "HPV test"

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...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...

BY Jill Carter

As a nurse, I’m a firm believer in vaccines. And that’s even truer now that I’m a survivor of cervical cancer, which is caused by the human...

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...