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BY Rebecca Howell, Ph.D.

I’ve never been diagnosed with cancer, but I still get screened at MD Anderson for both breast cancer and skin cancer every year. And I tell everyone I know to do the same.  

One reason is that cancer runs in my family. At least five of my relatives have been diagnosed with some type of cancer in the last 15 years. 

The second reason is that I have a number of personal risk factors. I’m very fair-skinned and...

Rebecca Howell, Ph.D., stands beside her father, Robert Hall. He has his arm around her, and they're both smiling as they look at the camera.

BY Logan Carver

If life hands you lemons, do NOT squeeze them outside. When I tried that, it soured my summer in a single afternoon.

Citrus fruits,...

BY Heather Alexander

Almost everyone has at least one mole, and you may already regularly check your moles for signs of change.

That’s a good idea since...

BY Pamela Schlembach, M.D.

Keeping cool during the summer can be a challenge for even the healthiest individuals. So, how do you manage it when you’re a cancer patient? Is there anything special you should do to cope with scorching outdoor temperatures if you’re in active cancer treatment?

Here are five things I tell my patients.

Don’t underestimate the value of good hydration

When it comes to dealing with extreme heat, the biggest challenge...

Illustration of woman in pink shirt standing in front of fan cooling off against a blue background

BY Danielle Underferth

If you have dark skin, you may think you have natural protection from sunburns, sun damage and skin cancer. But the relationship between skin...

BY Heather Alexander

If you’ve seen reports about the carcinogen benzene being found in sunscreen, you may be wondering what it means for your sun-safety routine...

BY Heather Alexander

Before you buy sunscreen, it’s important to understand what sun protection factor, or SPF, means. That’s the number you see on the bottle...

BY Devon Carter

At increased risk for skin cancer? You may need regular skin cancer screening exams. These screening exams help find skin cancer early, when...

BY Katie Brooks

You’ve probably heard about MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™. But what is it?

We asked Ernest Hawk, M.D., co-leader of the Colorectal...

BY Scott Merville

Five years ago, patients with late-stage melanoma that had spread to other organs had no good treatment options. 

A pair of treatment...