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BY Karen Vollmering

Blood cancers like lymphoma and multiple myeloma begin in blood-forming tissue, such as bone marrow or in cells of the immune system. These cancers can be treated using different types of particles and radiation therapy. This includes photon, proton and electron therapy. 

Radiation therapy treats blood cancers by destroying cancer cells in the blood to relieve pain or discomfort caused...

Radiation oncologist Bouthaina Dabaja, M.D., and Shryll Turner, advanced practice registered nurse, review scans.

BY Molly Adams

Sometimes, routine health exams like blood tests can uncover health issues you didn’t even know you had. That’s often the case with a rare...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever logged into MyChart to check on some lab test results, then just stared blankly at the screen once you saw them? You’re not alone.&nbsp...

BY Steven Champagne

When I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in October 2009, I knew exactly where I wanted to go for my cancer treatment.

Because with MD Anderson’s help, my late mother astonished everyone by living an additional 15 years with a very rare form of cancer called liposarcoma. And by 2009, I’d been working at MD Anderson for more than a decade — first as a nurse in the operating room unit, later as a nurse in the business office of...

Multiple myeloma survivor Steven Champagne stands in front of the Taj Mahal in Oct. 2018. He is smiling and wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses.

BY Adrienne Lynch

Michelle Hildebrandt, Ph.D., left the Midwest 14 years ago for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at MD Anderson that focused on cancer prevention...

BY Devon Carter

For patients with lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia, CAR T cell therapy offers an effective treatment option when traditional treatment...

BY Devon Carter

Many cancers grow when there’s a glitch in the DNA of our cells. Sometimes that error is passed down from a parent to their child, and sometimes...

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...

BY Lindsay Crawford Suber, M.D.

I’m an orthopedic surgeon at one of the largest general hospitals in the Houston area. It serves as a major trauma center for the entire region...

BY Beth Norris

Taking care of cancer patients isn’t easy. And I should know, because I serve as the chief nursing officer at a regional hospital system near...