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BY Meagan Raeke

Oropharyngeal cancer includes cancers of the tonsils, base of the tongue and other parts of the throat. It’s usually caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). People who have successfully completed treatment for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer often have a good prognosis and are able to return to their daily lives.

But survivors may go on to develop voice and speech symptoms years after treatment. Moderate to severe voice symptoms...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Living with a tracheostomy and learning proper tracheostomy care can take some adjustment for cancer patients who rely on them during cancer...

BY Mark Teague

Cancer runs in my family. My mom alone has lost three of her sisters to the disease. So, when I heard a doctor tell me, “You have throat cancer...

BY Mark Teague

When I moved to central Louisiana for my job as a high school football coach in 2016, I starting hearing great things about MD Anderson almost immediately. Any time I had to go to the doctor for something, my local friends would tell me that if it ever turned out to be cancer, I needed to make the four-hour drive to Houston and go to MD Anderson.

So, when I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue base — a type...

Throat cancer survivor Mark Teague

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Today, treatment for throat cancer isn’t just focused on removing the cancer. Now that most patients successfully overcome the cancer, doctors...

BY Danielle Underferth

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, the HPV vaccine may not seem like a priority for parents worried about keeping their...

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 Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients come to MD Anderson for many reasons. Some want the expertise of the nation’s top hospital for cancer care for cancer care...

BY Jenny Montgomery

For Bridget Reeves, ringing the bell after completing six months of chemotherapy for breast cancer was “a big deal.”

Soldiering through...

BY Damion Smith

When I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the vocal cords — a type of throat cancer — in the summer of 2016, there was no question...