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BY Heather Alexander

Acupressure is an ancient practice from traditional Chinese medicine. It can seem mysterious because the theory is based on pressure points and energy channels in your body that you cannot see.

Acupressure uses the same framework as acupuncture. But acupressure does not use needles. You can do acupressure on yourself using only your fingertips.

We talked to MD Anderson acupuncturist Michael Spano to find out more about acupressure...

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BY Alessandra Land

When I was diagnosed with triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer in October 2020, it was jarring, to say the least. I was only 38&nbsp...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

One of the most common side effects of cancer treatment is nausea. It can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy and even anesthesia...

BY Mark Teague

Cancer runs in my family. My mom alone has lost three of her sisters to the disease. So, when I heard a doctor tell me, “You have throat cancer,” I just went numb.

But I’m a pragmatist. So, once my mind got a handle on that, I asked the doctor about my prognosis. At first, he paused, and my heart dropped into my feet. But then he said my prognosis was excellent, because we’d caught the cancer fairly early and I’d never been a smoker...

Throat cancer survivor Mark Teague

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Maintaining proper nutrition during cancer treatment is important. When cancer patients struggle with this, a feeding tube can be a solution...

BY Ronda Wendler

Ever since Robin Birthisel was diagnosed with a slow-growing type of multiple myeloma 10 years ago, she’s experienced unpleasant side effects...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Whether it’s due to pain from a growing tumor, swallowing difficulties caused by radiation therapy, or the nausea, loss of appetite or mouth...

BY Chavaun LeBlanc

Regular handwashing, consistent social distancing, wearing a mask in public, and frequent disinfection of high-touch objects remain the best...

BY Lesley Zentz

As a general rule, I don’t take medicine unless I absolutely have to. I’ve never been one to swallow an aspirin at the first sign of a fever...

BY Constance Porter, Ph.D.

When I first lost my hair due to breast cancer treatment, I often heard people say, “Don’t worry. It’s only hair.” The implication was that...