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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When other cancer patients ask for advice, rectal cancer survivor Robert Cuppett tells them to go to MD Anderson -- and to go there first.

After he’d undergone months of colorectal cancer treatment, doctors near Robert’s hometown of McHenry, Maryland, told him there was little else they could do. This was already the second care team he had seen after his diagnosis on March 15, 2017. His original oncologist had advised him to seek...

Rectal cancer survivor Robert Cuppett

BY Danielle Underferth

Colorectal cancer is on the decline. Experts chalk that up to more people getting their regular colonoscopies, which can actually prevent...

BY Catherine Wright

I was pregnant with my second child when I began having constipation. It turned out to be my first symptom of rectal cancer, but I didn’t...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

All of the DNA in our cells is organized into complex structures called chromosomes, which consist of our genetic material coiled around many proteins. The chromosome structure helps to condense and protect the DNA. At each end of every chromosome is a long sequence of repetitive DNA called a telomere.

“Telomeres are a kind of cap-like structure that protects the integrity of our genome,” says postdoctoral fellow Deepavali Chakravarti...

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 Allison Rosen

When I was undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer about eight years ago, it was really important that I stay away from other people, especially...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative type of cancer treatment. During this procedure, doctors perform a surgery...

BY Raphael X. Moffett, Ed.D.

One of the first things I did when I moved to Houston in late 2016 was contact MD Anderson. I’ve been in remission from colorectal cancer...

BY Paula Carrillo

My journey with colorectal cancer began suddenly and unexpectedly. One day I was feeling OK and the next, after a painful night, I found myself...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Courage. Hope. Love. Faith. Strength. Wisdom. These are a few of the gifts that our cancer survivors shared with us on Cancerwise this past...