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BY Ronda Wendler

Jerry Achan describes the day he collapsed from a stroke as “the luckiest day of my life.”

Without that stroke, doctors would never have arranged for him to have yearly CT scans as part of his follow-up regimen. First, the good news: The scans detected no signs of blocked arteries that could have led to another stroke. Now, the bad: One scan revealed multiple tumors scattered throughout his liver.

“I went in to because of...

Liver cancer survivor looks at the camera. He is a Black man wearing glasses and has a goatee.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Jon Humphrey was apprehensive about having his chemotherapy port installed. In June 2020, he was preparing to start chemotherapy for bile...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Discovering and developing new treatments for cancer is a difficult process with many obstacles. These challenges can slow the process of bringing new therapies to patients. That’s why MD Anderson built the Therapeutics Discovery division, to overcome these hurdles.

This unique team of physicians, researchers, and drug discovery and development experts collaborates across the institution to advance new therapies, providing unique...

Timothy Yap, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., speaks with a patient

BY Danielle Underferth

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

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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...

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...