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BY Eva María Cárdenas

With cancer treatment — as with life — you can only make decisions based on what you know at any given moment. But new information becomes available every day, so you have to stay flexible. That’s why I’m glad I went to MD Anderson for my breast cancer treatment.

I live in Austin, and when I was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer, a lot of people asked why I wasn’t getting treated locally. But I’ve known for years that MD...

Breast cancer survivor Eva María Cárdenas

BY Danielle Underferth

Regular screening mammograms detect breast cancer early when they are easiest to treat successfully. But can a screening test called...

BY Danielle Underferth

If you’re due for a mammogram, it’s important that you choose the facility wisely.

Getting the most accurate mammogram results possible is important. That’s because the earlier breast cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat. Women should begin getting annual screening mammograms at age 40.

When deciding where to get your mammogram, be sure to ask these five questions before you schedule an appointment.

Can the...

Illustration of woman getting a mammogram

BY Meagan Raeke

In 2012, A few months after Nitin and Sharmila Vaidya celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sharmila found a lump in her right breast....

BY Meagan Raeke

As our patients and caregivers know, cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19. And that means you shouldn’t stop getting your cancer screenings either...

BY Charlene Upshaw

As an MD Anderson employee, and someone who has worked in clinical research for many years, I know how important cancer screening exams are...

BY Constance Porter, Ph.D.

In late 2016, I was eating organic food, working out regularly and had never missed a mammogram. Yet, I still ended up with a breast cancer...

BY Therese Bevers, M.D.

When it comes to cancer screenings, some women might think, “Well, I don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t need them.” But that’s actually when...

BY Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....