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BY Cynthia DeMarco

A bag of simple peppermint candies can provide welcome relief from the nausea that sometimes accompanies chemotherapy. And a tube of high-quality moisturizing cream can do wonders to relieve the skin irritation sometimes caused by radiation therapy.  

But aside from those and other basics, like warm socks and insulated water bottles, what are some of the best gifts to get for patients facing cancer treatment? &nbsp...

Hands untie silver bow on small gift box

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, you’ve likely heard of melatonin. This nutritional supplement has been widely available in drug stores...

BY Ishwaria Subbiah, M.D.

Deciding where to receive treatment is one of the most critical decisions you can make when you receive a cancer diagnosis.

So, how...

BY Karen Vollmering

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. This type of sarcoma grows in the muscles attached to the skeleton.

We spoke with medical oncologist Douglas Harrison, M.D., who treats pediatric cancer patients at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, to learn more. 

What are common rhabdomyosarcoma symptoms?

Rhabdomyosarcoma symptoms vary depending on the cancer’s location...

Medical oncologist Douglas Harrison, M.D., listens to the heart of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma patient Sawyer Hack, sitting down in a clinic examination room.

BY Lauren Adams

Anxiety is a normal reaction to a perceived threat or stressful situation. It can range from mild nervousness to a full-blown panic attack...

BY Karen Vollmering

Blood cancers like lymphoma and multiple myeloma begin in blood-forming tissue, such as bone marrow or in cells of the...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Mazen Nadim wasn’t interested in robotic surgery to remove his adrenal tumor at first. No scar, no deal, the 15-year-old insisted. After all...

BY Meagan Raeke

Over the last decade, the three-year survival rate for lung cancer has increased dramatically. That means more people are living longer after...

BY Ronda Wendler

Arik Mayer had just graduated from high school and was eagerly anticipating his new life as a college student. But during his first year at...

BY Maude Veech

After Ron Speidel retired, he and his wife, Brenda, ventured around the U.S. in their RV for nine years.

“Then I got the big C,” says...