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BY Devon Carter

Many patients’ goal for cancer treatment is cure. But what if there isn’t a known cure for your diagnosis? That’s the case for patients with multiple myeloma.

Although there isn’t a cure, many patients live comfortably for years, thanks to the ever-expanding collection of treatment options.

“These days, myeloma can be managed like a chronic disease,” says multiple myeloma specialist Krina Patel, M.D. “The prognosis for multiple...

Cancerwise blog post: Multiple myeloma facts

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you might have some concerns about losing your hair. But does every chemotherapy...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Rebekah Thibodeaux didn’t expect to see her daughter 13-year-old daughter, Lane, back in the saddle so soon. When Lane was diagnosed with...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lymphedema is a side effect of cancer treatment that can cause swelling in the arms and legs. It happens when lymphatic fluid doesn’t drain properly from the limbs. That may be because nearby lymph nodes were removed to look for the spread of cancer or the lymphatic system itself was damaged during radiation therapy or other cancer treatments. 

To learn more about the surgical options that can help relieve lymphedema, we talked...

Medical illustration of swollen arm due to backup of lymphatic fluid in vessels

BY Sister Shirley Vaughn

When I was first diagnosed with Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in 1989, there weren’t that many treatment options available...

BY Jason Hiley

By the time my wife, Priscilla, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma, her condition was so serious that she needed...

BY Ronda Wendler

Since they were first introduced more than 60 years ago, stem cell transplants have cured or extended the lives of millions diagnosed with...

BY George Brownfield

By the time I was diagnosed with HPV-related throat cancer in the summer of 2014, I’d been working as a senior systems analyst at MD Anderson...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Roughly 85% of all lung cancer diagnoses are caused by smoking. But what does smoking actually do to your lungs? 

Does the lung...

BY Shanley Chien

Gold nanoparticles are minuscule particles made of gold. From drug and gene delivery to photothermal and photodynamic therapies to screening...