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BY Molly Adams

Sexuality is part of living a fulfilling life, but sometimes a cancer diagnosis or treatments can affect desire, arousal or sexual function. For couples, these side effects can hurt their relationship and impact their quality of life.

“Cancer shouldn’t stop you from doing things you enjoy, including sexual intimacy,” says Michael Roth, M.D. In fact, it can help you manage your mental health. “Sex can be a healthy way for you and...

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BY Robert Harris

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and colorectal cancer. I was treated at MD Anderson...

BY David Maddox

After retiring from a 35-year career teaching and coaching at my dream job, I’d planned to spend time with my wife, Joanna, and enjoy my favorite...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Over the course of their 33-year marriage, Jack ("Pat") and Cindy Chamberlain have faced many challenges. Jack lost his job right after they tied the knot, and within a month, Cindy lost her job, too. Their daughter was born eight weeks prematurely in 1989, and they were told initially that she probably wouldn’t survive. Three weeks later, the baby was discharged from the NICU and sent home with her parents.

“It’s kind...

Prostate and colorectal cancer survivor Jack ("Pat") Chamberlain and his family

BY Molly Adams

Losing bone density is common as you age, when cells that help rebuild bones aren’t replaced as quickly. Because of this, your bones may become...

BY Lisly Chery, M.D.

People never want to be just a number, a chart or a diagnosis. They want their doctors to know them — to see them as real people and not just...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients find hope in different ways. Some do it by reminding themselves that nothing lasts forever, and that this, too, shall pass...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Even though several of Kelly Andersen’s relatives had faced prostate cancer, his own diagnosis in September 2013 came unexpectedly. He’d never...

BY Walter Ross

One early Friday morning in August 2017, my wife Sandra and I showed up to MD Anderson in Katy for her very first day of breast cancer treatment...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

As an executive at an oil and gas service company, Andy Moriarty often shares safety messages with his employees. Lately, these messages have...