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BY Molly Adams

As you age, you may have trouble remembering important dates like a loved one’s birthday or forget where you left your car keys. Memory loss like this is usually normal, but sometimes it can be triggered by cancer or its treatment.

For example, patients with brain tumors may experience changes in cognitive function due to the tumor. Patients who undergo brain surgery may also experience memory challenges. Even depression and anxiety...

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BY Molly Adams

Some types of chemotherapy can damage nerves, leading to a side effect called peripheral neuropathy. Patients may feel tingling, burning or...

BY Angela Hernandez

One of the best pieces of advice I got before starting chemotherapy to treat stage III ovarian cancer was from my oncologist, Dr. Aaron Shafer...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When someone you know receives a cancer diagnosis, you want to help. But how?

Instead of asking what you can do to help, it’s usually better to find a concrete way to support your friend or loved one, and do it. Some people may not feel comfortable asking for help, or the list of things they need help with may seem too long and overwhelming.

But what can you do that will actually be helpful? We asked our Facebook community...

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BY Misti DeMargel

Finding out that you need chemotherapy can be overwhelming. But as I’ve learned from working with cancer patients as a nurse over the past...

BY MD Anderson staff

After a cancer diagnosis, many patients wait anxiously to hear the words “no evidence of disease.” But as Kimberly Hill has learned, the start...

BY Meagan Raeke

In the late 1990s, doctors began to pay attention to chemobrain, a term used by an increasing number of patients to describe mental symptoms...

BY Darrell Sawyer

My journey to MD Anderson began in November 2012, when I came down with what I thought was a 24-hour stomach flu. My doctor referred me to...

BY Stephanie Howard

I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin diffuse B-cell lymphoma on Aug. 14, 2015, and since then, I have undergone three rounds of chemotherapy,...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

A cancer diagnosis can require you to expand your vocabulary, learn about treatment options and side effects, and ask questions you never...