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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Months after his chondrosarcoma treatment at another hospital, Chuck Lichtman developed a life-altering hernia. It made it hard to move, sleep comfortably or even breathe. But three MD Anderson surgeons came together to give Chuck a one-of-a-kind solution that ensured that the hernia – and its distressing side effects – wouldn’t return. 

“I got my life back,” he says. “I’m the most fortunate guy...

Chondrosarcoma survivor Chuck Lichtman

BY Heather Alexander

If you’ve seen reports about the carcinogen benzene being found in sunscreen, you may be wondering what it means for your sun-safety routine...

BY Karen Vollmering

Radiation therapy is one of the most common forms of cancer treatment. It uses high-energy X-rays to pinpoint and destroy cancer cells. Radiation...

BY Devon Carter

Stem cells come from our bone marrow and grow to become red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These cells make up our blood and play vital roles in our health by transporting oxygen to our organs, helping to fight infections and stopping bleeding if we’re cut.

If these cells stall in their development, it can result in leukemia. Depending on the type of stem cells damaged and when the breakdown in their growth occurs...

Photo of leukemia specialist Elias Jabbour, M.D., at his computer.

BY Lauren Rose

Headaches, seizures and weakness throughout the body can all be potential brain tumor symptoms. Because these symptoms can also be signs of...

BY Ronda Wendler

Not long after moving into her new house, Dana Evans noticed an itchy red spot on her left breast.

“I’d seen a few spiders in the house...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Nicola Sirito had a rare diagnosis – a soft tissue sarcoma on his spine – but his MD Anderson care team knew they could successfully...

BY Justin Bird, M.D.

Many of the important things that we really want to accomplish in life, we can’t do alone. So, you have to identify the people who can help...

BY Cyndi Graves

Before my husband, David, was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the nasal cavity called sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC...

BY Fred Hileman, Ph.D.

Before coming to MD Anderson for treatment of hairy cell leukemia in 2015, I was told by two different oncologists that I had only a matter...