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BY Shalee Landry

The first time I heard the term “total pelvic exenteration” in January 2016, I thought my local doctors were crazy. I’d been in treatment for cervical cancer off and on since early 2012, but my latest recurrence was so small, it didn’t even show up on scans. We only knew it was there because every time I had another Pap test, the results came back positive for cervical cancer.

I’d already had chemotherapy, radiation, brachytherapy...

Cervical cancer and total pelvic exenteration survivor Shalee Landry sits at her desk in front of a computer

BY Shalee Landry

When I was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in March 2012, I got treated near my home in southern Louisiana. It wasn’t because I didn’...

BY Meagan Raeke

This week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated cervical cancer screening guidelines for individuals at average risk. They now...

BY Danielle Underferth

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, the HPV vaccine may not seem like a priority for parents worried about keeping their families socially distanced and safe.

But our experts say COVID-19 should not derail critical preventive care for kids. That includes the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

“Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was really about just stopping your life, shutting everything down, and making...

Doctor and young girl patient wearing masks,  with doctor administering vaccine to patient

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients find hope in different ways. Some do it by reminding themselves that nothing lasts forever, and that this, too, shall pass...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients come to MD Anderson for many reasons. Some want the expertise of the nation’s top hospital for cancer care for cancer care...

BY Therese Bevers, M.D.

When it comes to cancer screenings, some women might think, “Well, I don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t need them.” But that’s actually when...

BY Pedro Ramirez, M.D.

I didn’t always want to be a doctor. When I first started college, I was a double major in literature and biology. I thought I’d be a literature...

BY Deanna Wehrung

On April 3, 2007, I had a surgical procedure at MD Anderson called a total pelvic exenteration. During the procedure, Dr. Michael Bevers removed...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

We often hear about lymph nodes when we talk about how cancer spreads. That’s because when cancer starts to spread, it often goes to the lymph...