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BY Sarah Zizinia

When Becky Post began having digestive issues in 2012, she chalked them up to stress from work and recent international travel. It wasn’t until her best friend pointed out that the issues had been going on for several months that Becky decided to see a doctor.

During the appointment, Becky’s doctor noticed that her thyroid was enlarged, which imaging tests confirmed. Becky was referred immediately to a surgeon near her home in...

Medullary thyroid cancer survivor Becky Post with her children

BY Cookie Frank

In early 2020, I started experiencing front-facing falls. I didn’t have any other symptoms, though, so I didn’t think much of it. That is,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

One of the most common side effects of cancer treatment is nausea. It can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy and even anesthesia...

BY Meagan Raeke

As a health care quality professional, Al Thomas always made his annual physical a priority. When he went to see his primary care physician in Lexington, South Carolina, in January 2020, Al asked about his risk for colorectal cancer, even though at 38, he hadn’t reached the recommended age for a screening colonoscopy.

Al’s cousin and lifelong best friend had just been diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer. He died a few months...

Colorectal cancer survivor Al Thomas with his wife, Demetria, and their kids

BY Shanley Chien

Could getting a COVID-19 vaccine affect the results of your mammogram or other diagnostic imaging exams?

Physicians at MD Anderson...

BY Katrina Burton

Last year, Caroline Hysmith became a stem cell donor for her dad, Timothy. She was only 15 at the time.

As part of his leukemia treatment...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Cancer patients can experience a wide range of side effects. For some, migraine headaches can have a big impact on their quality of life.<...

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 Ronda Wendler

When Fran Sargent’s doctor in Michigan said he’d need to remove her entire left lung to confirm she had cancer, her response was swift.

BY Amanda Hack

When my son, Sawyer, was just two years old, we started to notice that he had swelling on the left side of his face. I saw what looked like...