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BY Molly Adams

Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, but it’s still considered rare with fewer than 5,000 cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. The most common diagnosis for pediatric leukemia patients is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but acute myeloid leukemia (AML) also occurs in children.

These diseases start in the bone marrow, where new blood cells are made. “When leukemia starts to form, the bone marrow starts producing...

Branko Cuglievan, M.D., wearing his white coat, reaches out to fist bump with a childhood leukemia patient in the clinic while wearing his medical-grade face mask

BY Danielle Underferth

You probably already know that donating blood can save lives.

But did you know that donating blood and platelets is risk-free to the...

BY Molly Adams

Under your skull, between your brain and the top of the neck, is an area called the skull base. The space is home to a platform where the...

BY Heather Alexander

Almost everyone has at least one mole, and you may already regularly check your moles for signs of change.

That’s a good idea since a changing mole can mean that something has gone wrong in the cells and a cancer is forming.

So, does that mean that moles are cancerous? Or that you will get skin cancer if you have moles?

We talked to Saira George, M.D., a dermatologist at MD Anderson in Sugar Land, to find out....

Small mole on woman's shoulder is shown under a magnifying glass.

BY Devon Carter

Many cancers grow when there’s a glitch in the DNA of our cells. Sometimes that error is passed down from a parent to their child, and sometimes...

BY April Clayton

Whenever Jessica King returns to Houston for an appointment at MD Anderson, she has to make one stop before she leaves: a visit with Jill...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When a small, painless lump began developing on Melissa Evans’ left arm near her elbow in late 2014, she didn’t give it much thought. The...

BY Ronda Wendler

Pam Blaine was on top of the world. She’d just graduated with a master’s degree in arts administration and landed a new job with the Utah...

BY Bradley Evans, Psy.D.

My melanoma diagnosis started out like many others: a suspicious mole followed by a dermatology appointment — and then, bad news. That was...

BY Thomas Mann

In February 2020, I went for my annual checkup in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I live. I received an excellent bill of health. However, I...