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BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Clinical Nurse Christine Durana donates blood so often, she takes a photo of her arm each time to help her remember when it’s been 56 days and she is eligible to donate again.

“I scroll back through my photos to see when it was taken and then I know when to schedule my next appointment,” says Durana, who works in MD Anderson’s Lymphoma/Myeloma Center.

Since joining MD Anderson in 2019, Durana has never skipped an opportunity...

Clinical Nurse Christine Durana donates blood for MD Anderson cancer patients.

BY Ronda Wendler

Musician Jeff Blankenship was playing guitar in the orchestra pit during a local theatre’s live production of “American Idiot” when he began...

BY Ronda Wendler

Betsy Lucas was five months pregnant when a curious dime-sized lump arose on her neck.

Her family doctor thought it was likely an inflamed...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling and blistering on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Only a handful of drugs tend to cause it, but it’s still important to know about, so that symptoms can be addressed quickly.

To learn more about hand-foot syndrome, we spoke with Makenna Smack, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist...

hands pumping lotion into palm

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...

BY Amy Lee

In May 2019, a few days after my son’s high school graduation, I woke up to a large lump as hard as a tennis ball on my side. My family and...

BY Molly Adams

The terms Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be easily confused. Although they’re both named after the scientist who discovered them, they...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most cancer patients and their caregivers will hear the word “immunocompromised” at some point.

But what does that actually mean? What...

BY Devon Carter

B-cell lymphoma isn’t one disease. There are about 63 subtypes, with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being the most common. A chemotherapy...

BY Devon Carter

CAR T cell therapy has changed the way aggressive B-cell lymphoma is treated. Previously, when patients had a second recurrence after receiving...