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BY Ronda Wendler

People with a rare, inherited disorder called von Hippel Lindau disease develop cancerous and noncancerous tumors in up to 10 different parts of their bodies.

“Having von Hippel Lindau disease can be overwhelming,” says Eric Jonasch, M.D., who heads MD Anderson’s von Hippel Lindau Clinic. “Tumors recur frequently throughout your lifetime, and they could only be removed surgically – until now.”

Jonasch led a clinical trial...

DNA strands on a brown background

BY Seana Johnson

When my daughter, Preslie, was eight years old, I noticed that her left eyelid seemed to be a little droopy. But I never expected it to be...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Meghan Williams can now dispel many of the myths and misconceptions she once believed about oncology nursing.

Before joining MD Anderson...

BY Margo Wickersham

Until January 2020, I had always felt like I had an unspoken agreement with cancer: I’d make good lifestyle choices — protecting my skin, avoiding tobacco and exercising regularly — and it would leave me alone.

I thought we had a deal. Because there’s no history of cancer in my family. I’ve never worked in a chemical factory. And, up until last year, I’d gone more than half a century without so much as a peep out of cancer....

Close-up photo of bladder cancer survivor Margo Wickersham, smiling. She has short hair, earrings and blue eyes.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Almost everyone will experience a swollen lymph node at some point. That’s because these structures are designed to filter germs and other...

BY Gretchen Lee Herrera

I had just finished breastfeeding my one-year-old in October 2017, when I felt a lump in my left breast during a shower. I knew there was...

BY Devon Carter

For patients with lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia, CAR T cell therapy offers an effective treatment option when traditional treatment...

BY Stacy Diao

Many patients will be prescribed chemotherapy as a part of their cancer treatment plan. That could involve taking pills at home or wearing...

BY Gina Van Thomme

It may feel a little awkward to talk about anal cancer.

“It’s an area of the body that people don't talk about too often,” says...

BY Molly Adams

Mammograms are one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. MD Anderson recommends that women at...