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BY Cynthia DeMarco

A bag of simple peppermint candies can provide welcome relief from the nausea that sometimes accompanies chemotherapy. And a tube of high-quality moisturizing cream can do wonders to relieve the skin irritation sometimes caused by radiation therapy.  

But aside from those and other basics, like warm socks and insulated water bottles, what are some of the best gifts to get for patients facing cancer treatment? &nbsp...

Hands untie silver bow on small gift box

BY Ronda Wendler

Curtis Crump is serious about staying in shape. With his job, he has to be.

“I’m an airplane and helicopter pilot with the Harris County...

BY Karen Roy

I am a licensed clinical social worker. So, I’m a really good person to have around in a crisis. Usually, I approach those situations like...

BY Lisa Garcia

Cancer and its treatments, such as chemotherapy and surgery, can sometimes affect a patient’s physical and cognitive functions. This can affect daily tasks, like getting dressed, and hobbies, like gardening or fishing.

Occupational therapy plays a pivotal role in helping patients overcome such challenges. To learn more about this type of therapy, we spoke with occupational therapist Sydney Ewing, who specializes in treating patients...

Orthopaedic Oncology's occupational therapist Sydney Ewing works with a cancer patient

BY Katrina Burton

MD Anderson donors can make a big impact for programs that ultimately support some of our youngest cancer patients like 5-year-old Giovanni...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, you’ve likely heard of melatonin. This nutritional supplement has been widely available in drug stores...

BY Ishwaria Subbiah, M.D.

Deciding where to receive treatment is one of the most critical decisions you can make when you receive a cancer diagnosis.

So, how...

BY Kris Sokolowski

The running joke in my family is that I’m always at the doctor’s office. I’ve never missed a checkup since I was in my early 20s. And I go...

BY Molly Adams

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know they can also vary in density? Breasts are composed of fat and glandular breast tissue...

BY Ronda Wendler

If you’re newly diagnosed with cancer and preparing to start treatment, heart health might be the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn’...