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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer will hear their doctors use the word “adjuvant” to describe certain treatment options.

But what does "adjuvant” mean, and what does it indicate about the therapies to which it’s applied?

We asked Wendy Woodward, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncologist and researcher who specializes in breast cancer. Here’s what she had to say.

What is adjuvant therapy and how does...

masked woman wearing green sweater and purple skirt sitting in clinic receiving IV chemotherapy with a flowering plant sitting on the floor beside her chair

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...

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 in December 2020 as a night-shift hematology nurse, Williams admits she was intimidated to learn about all the new cancer therapies. She also had concerns that caring for cancer patients would be depressing. But after nearly a year on the job, she can confidently say that’s not the case.

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Nurse Meghan Williams stands in front of a door with a sign that says "G15" at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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,...

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...