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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 Cynthia DeMarco

During the past year, dozens of our patients and caregivers have shared their stories with us. Some dealt with proving a terminal diagnosis...

BY Kate Hutcheson, Ph.D.

The ability to swallow — or to eat and drink what you enjoy most without choking or coughing — is something that many of us take for granted...

BY Jeannie Hopper

I am a strong, athletic, never-been-sick type of person. I am also very career-driven. So when I was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, a type of oral cancer, in 2016, I thought it’d be no problem. I’d undergo treatment and keep working while I was doing it.

Boy, was I wrong. That might be true for some people, but it sure wasn’t for me. I was hospitalized for a week after my very first chemotherapy...

Oral cancer survivor Jeannie Hopper

BY Jeannie Hopper

When I was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, a type of oral cancer, my husband and I tried to be as open and...

BY Jeannie Hopper

I’ve had four of my back teeth removed, the floor of my mouth rebuilt and more than half of my tongue replaced with an arm muscle. But other...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When Patricia Lines came to MD Anderson for her first appointment in 2012, she was impressed by the way all the different parts of her care...

BY Mark Rolfing

It’s difficult to say that someone is “the best” at something, especially when it comes to sports. How do you determine the No. 1 golfer?...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Cancer wasn’t Adel Tawfik’s first medical crisis.

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Adel had two open-heart surgeries. In 2015, he had a near-fatal...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a registered nurse, Asha Bhandari was familiar with cancer – even less common cancer types, like oral cancer. But she never believed...