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BY Danielle Underferth

The American Cancer Society recently updated its guidelines for preventing cancer. Among the recommendations: Don’t drink alcohol.

While no alcohol is best for cancer prevention, women who choose to drink anyway should have no more than one drink a day, and men no more than two drinks a day.

We spoke with Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center, about the new alcohol guidelines and...

Drawing of person rejecting offer of alcoholic beverage

BY Thomas Aloia, M.D.

Since becoming a doctor, one of the most important things I’ve learned is that the more we can lower patients’ anxiety levels, the better...

BY Molly Adams

The liver is your body’s largest organ. It’s responsible for digestion, blood clotting and helping get rid of toxins. But unlike other organs...

BY Mindy Loya

Radiation oncologist Welela Tereffe, M.D., joined MD Anderson in 2005 as an assistant professor and most recently served as the deputy division head for Radiation Oncology. Now she has a new role — chief medical officer. In this role, she educates our health care providers about changes in the health care environment, and what they mean for MD Anderson and our patients.

We interviewed Tereffe recently to find out more: the biggest...

MD Anderson chief medical officer Welela Tereffe, M.D.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hepatitis C is one of the leading causes of liver cancer. It’s also linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer in the bile ducts, and possibly...

BY Lori Baker

Surgeons at MD Anderson are using extreme heat and cold as their weapons against some forms of cancer.

They’re finding that the minimally...

BY Devon Carter

More than half of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy, but what is it? Does it hurt? And what are the side effects?

We spoke...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Sally Hargroves has always been active and full of energy, so when the Floridian became increasingly tired in 2010, she suspected something...

BY MD Anderson

This past year, dozens of MD Anderson patients and survivors shared their cancer journeys with us. In the process, they’ve shared...

BY Elizabeth York

Pat Gruy has received six cancer diagnoses since 1978. Despite this, Pat has refused to be negative. “I don’t ever feel sorry myself,” says...