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BY Cynthia DeMarco

You may already know that MRIs and CT scans are two of the imaging methods doctors use to diagnose and stage cancer. 

But do you also understand what the difference is between them? And, how physicians decide which one is most appropriate for you?

To answer these and six other questions, we went to Melissa Chen, M.D., a neuroradiologist who specializes in the diagnosis of brain tumors and head and neck cancers....

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BY Sarah Zizinia

Body changes are a normal, expected part of pregnancy for most women. In addition to a growing belly, you can also experience changes to your...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you shop online or use social media at all, you’ve probably seen at least one advertisement recently for topical magnesium sprays or transdermal...

BY Marianne Speer

By the autumn of 2017, I’d been working as a grant program manager in the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology on the research administration side of things here at MD Anderson for about a year. I had already seen some of the incredible things our institution could do. So, I knew that our clinical trials saved and extended people’s lives.  

I just never imagined that my mother’s life would be one of them.&nbsp...

Marianne Speer takes a selfie with her late mother, Anne Sherman

BY Cynthia DeMarco

I’m taking medication. 

I just got over the flu.

I have a chronic health condition.

These are three common reasons...

BY Glen Haubold

Before I was diagnosed with stage IV salivary gland cancer at age 65, I’d thought of MD Anderson as a place where only people with serious...

BY Karen Vollmering

When Ben Gadot’s brain tumor symptoms began in 2013, he was just 3 months old. The first sign was a visual change in his eyes. &...

BY Lindsey Garner

Like hundreds of thousands of starlings aloft in the sky flying together to create a mass that swoops and dips in unison until the swarm of...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

With the single spark of an idea, MD Anderson’s researchers – some of the best and brightest minds in the field – have the freedom and support...

BY Joan Corson

Before moving to Hong Kong with my husband for his job in 2004, I was an ER and neurosurgery nurse in the Texas Medical Center. I really liked...