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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 sores that are sometimes caused by chemotherapy, involuntary weight loss is a serious side effect of cancer and its treatment for many patients.

But there are other reasons that cancer patients could be losing weight without trying.

We spoke with internal medicine and palliative care...

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BY Ronda Wendler

Julia Pitts knew something was wrong when, at age 62, she started bleeding and cramping.

“I thought when my menopause ended years earlier...

BY Matthew Saunders

After a series of nosebleeds in 2005, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called olfactory neuroblastoma. I had surgery to remove the...

BY Beverly Morrison

I was diagnosed with early stage melanoma last summer. And my husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma this past January.

Both of us went to MD Anderson for our cancer treatment. We choose MD Anderson because we knew that its doctors and their teams are the best in the world.

My cancer treatment was very minor compared to my husband’s, though. All I needed was a simple surgery. But without MD Anderson...

Melanoma survivor Beverly Morrison with her husband, Dennis, a non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor

BY Ronda Wendler

Steve Castellaw got much more than a haircut when he went to see his stylist. He also got the first clue that led to his lung cancer diagnosis...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Britt Mayo has been coming to MD Anderson regularly since 2010, when he was first diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

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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 Alyssa Warr

I was working as a physician assistant in California when my husband’s job moved us to Singapore. About a year after we got there, I started...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Cindy Stueber was supposed to be helping her daughter, Shelby, look at wedding dresses and elegant up-dos. Instead, she was making plans to...

BY Marc O'Connor

I discovered I had cancer in July 2018, after going to my doctor about a bump on my neck. I had no cold-like symptoms, so my doctor referred...