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BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you might have some concerns about losing your hair. But does every chemotherapy drug cause hair loss? And is there anything you can do to prevent this possible side effect?

We talked to Deepti Chopra, M.B.B.S., a body image specialist in our Psychiatric Oncology Center. Here’s what she wants patients to know.

What are the most common causes of hair loss during...

Person with patchy bald head, seated with her back turned to viewer in a white living room

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Rebekah Thibodeaux didn’t expect to see her daughter 13-year-old daughter, Lane, back in the saddle so soon. When Lane was diagnosed with...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lymphedema is a side effect of cancer treatment that can cause swelling in the arms and legs. It happens when lymphatic fluid doesn’t drain...

BY Sister Shirley Vaughn

When I was first diagnosed with Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in 1989, there weren’t that many treatment options available. The 5-year survival rate was only about 20%, too, which meant that just one out of every five people diagnosed with the disease would still be alive five years later. 

Remarkably, I am still here, 33 years after my own diagnosis. And my leukemia remains in complete remission. For that...

33-year leukemia survivor Sister Shirley Vaughn

BY Jason Hiley

By the time my wife, Priscilla, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma, her condition was so serious that she needed...

BY Ronda Wendler

Since they were first introduced more than 60 years ago, stem cell transplants have cured or extended the lives of millions diagnosed with...

BY George Brownfield

By the time I was diagnosed with HPV-related throat cancer in the summer of 2014, I’d been working as a senior systems analyst at MD Anderson...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Roughly 85% of all lung cancer diagnoses are caused by smoking. But what does smoking actually do to your lungs? 

Does the lung...

BY Shanley Chien

Gold nanoparticles are minuscule particles made of gold. From drug and gene delivery to photothermal and photodynamic therapies to screening...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer in women? Are they any different from the symptoms that men normally experience? And is it possible...