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BY Devon Carter

From your growth to your digestion, your hormones regulate many basic functions within your body. These chemical messengers are produced and released into the blood by neuroendocrine cells. If the cells malfunction, they can develop into a neuroendocrine tumor. Because neuroendocrine cells can be found throughout the body, these tumors can, too. But they’re most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI) at the rectum, the small...

Illustration of an operating room

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Months after his chondrosarcoma treatment at another hospital, Chuck Lichtman developed a life-altering hernia. It made it hard to move, sleep...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Last updated June 4, 2021

A mastectomy is one of the most well-known types of breast cancer treatment. MD Anderson breast surgeons...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Last updated June 4, 2021

A lumpectomy is the most common type of surgery used in breast cancer treatment. At MD Anderson, our breast cancer surgeons perform around 900 lumpectomies each year. 

So what is a lumpectomy, and what should breast cancer patients expect from the procedure and the recovery? And how does it compare to a mastectomy? 

We spoke...

Puneet Singh, M.D., performs breast cancer surgery.

BY Ronda Wendler

Lynn Hill practices what she preaches. As a coach for one of the country’s top weight loss and wellness programs, Lynn, 66, cooks nutritious...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you may have heard of the Whipple procedure. This complex surgery is...

BY Meagan Raeke

When Tim Hardesty walks the MD Anderson skybridge in short sleeves, he’s frequently stopped by employees and patients alike who notice the...

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...

BY Bob Wilkes

In 2012, my dermatologist in South Carolina noticed a bump on my cheek. A biopsy showed that I had stage IV melanoma. 

We...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

The morning of his esophageal cancer surgery, Dustin Pruett kissed his wife goodbye on the skybridge outside the Rotary House Hotel.

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