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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Though it happens very infrequently, sometimes people develop a second type of cancer in addition to the first. This could be due to a number of factors, including:

genetic mutations that can predispose someone to developing certain cancers, hereditary cancer syndromes that make people more likely to develop multiple cancers side effects of the therapies patients receive to treat their initial cancer diagnoses, and lifestyle choices...
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BY Judy Garcia

After working so hard to persuade my mom to get a mammogram last fall, it was startling to learn there was actually an area of concern in...

BY Heather Alexander

In many cases, women spot signs of breast cancer outside of regular breast cancer screenings. In fact, paying attention to changes in your...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Senior clinical dietitian Christie Siebel can empathize with her patients. With their pain following surgery. With their nausea after chemotherapy. With their worries and their doubts. She knows because she’s been there.

A triple-negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivor, she’s been through cancer treatment twice herself. The experience has made her more grateful, and it’s made her better at her job, she says.

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Senior clinical dietitian and breast and ovarian cancer survivor Christie Siebel smiles while standing against a brick wall

BY Molly Adams

Breast calcifications are calcium deposits found through screening mammograms. When calcium builds up in soft tissue, it can appear like small...

BY Jane Root

Cancer has disrupted my life three times over the past 16 years.

The first time was in 2005, when my late husband, Eli, was diagnosed...

BY MaKieba Hatton

I’ve never been happier to live in Houston than I was during the spring of 2018. That’s when a routine mammogram revealed I had ductal carcinoma...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer will hear their doctors use the word “adjuvant” to describe certain treatment options.<...

BY Gretchen Lee Herrera

I had just finished breastfeeding my one-year-old in October 2017, when I felt a lump in my left breast during a shower. I knew there was...

BY Molly Adams

Mammograms are one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. MD Anderson recommends that women at...