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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 can lead to six cancers, as well as genital warts.

But should you skip the doctor visit and rely on a home test for this information? Our expert says no.

Home HPV tests are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are ongoing studies to see if taking a sample at...

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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...

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 immediately. Any time I had to go to the doctor for something, my local friends would tell me that if it ever turned out to be cancer, I needed to make the four-hour drive to Houston and go to MD Anderson.

So, when I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue base — a type...

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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...

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...