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BY Jesse Summers

When you’re a young adult dealing with a cancer diagnosis, you realize that planning for the future is a luxury. However, as my wife Suzie taught me throughout her time living with cancer, joy can be found in the most unlikely of places.

Suzie was only 26 when she was diagnosed with a rare head and neck cancer in 2017. Even though she was living with metastatic disease, she cherished every day that was hers to live. Whether that...

Jesse Summers with his late wife, Suzie

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Adoptive cellular therapy is a form of immunotherapy that uses cells from our immune systems, such as T cells, as a treatment for cancer....

BY Molly Adams

Prostate cancer treatment options can include surgery, radiation therapy and hormone therapy. But some men are candidates for active...

BY Heather Alexander

In some parts of the world, mushroom extracts are often used by patients for their medicinal benefits. They’re packed with vitamin D, which is essential for the immune system.

And their benefits may not stop there. In Japan and China, certain mushrooms are routinely used to complement cancer treatments.

“These mushrooms have been around for hundreds of years,” says Santhosshi Narayanan, M.D., a physician in MD Anderson’s...

Dried Shitake mushrooms in a basket

BY Chuck Williams

In 2001, I was 31 years old, working full time and engaged to be married. I had no symptoms or abnormalities. But one day, I noticed a knot...

BY Ronda Wendler

Musician Jeff Blankenship was playing guitar in the orchestra pit during a local theatre’s live production of “American Idiot” when he began...

BY Heather Alexander

Research shows it’s best to limit red meat because it can increase your risk for colorectal cancer.

With that in mind, plant-based...

BY Molly Adams

Some types of chemotherapy can damage nerves, leading to a side effect called peripheral neuropathy. Patients may feel tingling, burning or...

BY Danielle Underferth

Having Crohn’s disease doesn’t mean you will get colorectal cancer, but it does increase your risk.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory...

BY Devon Carter

Cancer is defined by where it starts and not by where it spreads. Where it starts helps determine how it’s treated and even the way people...