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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 treatment. It may even be a little intimidating at first. But patients can lead healthier lives by taking the necessary steps to prepare for a tracheostomy procedure and care for a tracheostomy, also called a trach. 

We spoke with Kate Schwarzlose, an advanced practice registered nurse...

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...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

It’s rare for people to completely lose their sense of taste or smell. But noticeable – and usually temporary – changes to these senses are both a common side effect of some types of cancer treatment and a tell-tale sign of a COVID-19 infection.

Our senses of taste and smell are so intricately linked that when you lose your sense of smell, it can often feel like you’ve also lost your ability to taste.

So, what...

Plate with fresh food positioned to create a smiling face

BY Ronda Wendler

When Tony Beasley was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer in 2016, he could have easily asked “Why me?” Instead, he posed the unlikely...

BY Danielle Underferth

Colorectal cancer shares some symptoms with a less serious, but much more common disease: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). So how do you know...

BY Shanley Chien

Since the discovery of KRAS gene mutations in 1983, researchers have worked to develop new therapies that target this protein when treating...

BY Meagan Raeke

When Tim Hardesty walks the MD Anderson skybridge in short sleeves, he’s frequently stopped by employees and patients alike who notice the...

BY Shanley Chien

Nanomedicine is a quickly emerging area of study that uses nanoparticles for drug delivery, diagnoses and in vivo imaging. While nanomedicine...

BY Heather Alexander

Weight loss usually requires more than willpower. That’s because adjusting what you eat and how much you exercise are big lifestyle changes...