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BY Ishwaria Subbiah, M.D.

Deciding where to receive treatment is one of the most critical decisions you can make when you receive a cancer diagnosis.

So, how do you ensure that you’re getting high-quality cancer treatment? Are there certain features you should look for in a hospital or cancer center, or qualities you should seek out in a doctor? 

Here are 10 questions to ask to make sure you’re on the right diagnosis and treatment path.&nbsp...

Illustration of oversized clipboard with tiny people marking checklist

BY Kris Sokolowski

The running joke in my family is that I’m always at the doctor’s office. I’ve never missed a checkup since I was in my early 20s. And I go...

BY Molly Adams

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know they can also vary in density? Breasts are composed of fat and glandular breast tissue...

BY Ronda Wendler

If you’re newly diagnosed with cancer and preparing to start treatment, heart health might be the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn’t be, says clinical dietitian Cindy Hwang.

“Some cancer treatments can damage the heart and blood vessels,” says Hwang. “Adopting a heart-healthy diet before you start treatment strengthens your heart for what lies ahead.”

She breaks down the basics of the cardiac diet, also called a heart-healthy...

Heart healthy foods on the cardiac diet, including avocado, salmon, tofu, apples, oranges, grapes, oatmeal, oil, eggplant and grains

BY Karen Vollmering

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. This type of sarcoma grows in the muscles attached to...

BY Molly Adams

In the 1950s, German biochemist Johanna Budwig developed a diet that she believed kept unhealthy cells from growing. Known as the Budwig diet...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hairy cell leukemia is a rare blood cancer diagnosed in only about 1,000 people each year in the United States. Usually slow-growing, it’s...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Figuring out how to travel safely has never been more confusing — especially for cancer patients and their families.  

Though...

BY Jackie Rodriguez

At age 21, most people are still discovering who they are. But I was being treated at MD Anderson for osteochondroma-associated de-differentiated...

BY Molly Adams

One of the earliest and most common side effects of pancreatic cancer is pain. The pancreas sits below your sternum in your mid-abdomen and...