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BY Meagan Raeke

This week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated cervical cancer screening guidelines for individuals at average risk. They now recommend that cervical cancer screening begin at age 25, instead of 21, and place a greater emphasis on human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as the preferred primary screening strategy. 

“Cervical cancer is very rare in women under age 25, and most abnormalities resolve on their own at...

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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Does social distancing effectively prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

New research from MD Anderson...

BY Danielle Underferth

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, the HPV vaccine may not seem like a priority for parents worried about keeping their...

BY Molly Adams

Sexuality is part of living a fulfilling life, but sometimes a cancer diagnosis or treatments can affect desire, arousal or sexual function. For couples, these side effects can hurt their relationship and impact their quality of life.

“Cancer shouldn’t stop you from doing things you enjoy, including sexual intimacy,” says Michael Roth, M.D. In fact, it can help you manage your mental health. “Sex can be a healthy way for you and...

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BY Beverly Morrison

I was diagnosed with early stage melanoma last summer. And my husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma this past...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

More than 2 million Americans will learn they have some form of skin cancer this year. It’s the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in...

BY Ronda Wendler

Steve Castellaw got much more than a haircut when he went to see his stylist. He also got the first clue that led to his lung cancer diagnosis...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Britt Mayo has been coming to MD Anderson regularly since 2010, when he was first diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

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BY Meagan Raeke

As our patients and caregivers know, cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19. And that means you shouldn’t stop getting your cancer screenings either...

BY Diane Crutcher

In the spring of 2017, my husband Bill and I were getting ready to travel and do some charitable work. We’d finished raising our children...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Penile cancer is rare in the U.S., with only about 2,200 new cases diagnosed each year. But in many cases, men put off seeing a doctor until...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise worldwide, there’s been a lot of talk about herd immunity and how...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A growing body of evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, may be airborne — meaning tiny bits of...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A new school year is approaching for many children. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues.

So, is it safe to send your...

BY Danielle Underferth

The American Cancer Society recently updated its guidelines for preventing cancer. Among the recommendations: Don’t drink alcohol.

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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

After completing a course of treatment, there are few words that sound better to a patient than “complete remission.” It’s an indication that...

BY Charlene Upshaw

As an MD Anderson employee, and someone who has worked in clinical research for many years, I know how important cancer screening exams are...

BY Alyssa Warr

I was working as a physician assistant in California when my husband’s job moved us to Singapore. About a year after we got there, I started...

BY Rachel Lynn, M.D.

Handwashing, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, social distancing, wearing masks and staying at home are the best tools we have right now to...

BY Christopher Plummer

The first time my little sister, Erica Nowell, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in 2005, she was still a teenager and I was deployed overseas...

BY Meagan Raeke

During the past three years, you may have seen anti-smoking advertisements sponsored by the tobacco industry on television, in newspapers,...

BY Marty Reeder

I’m a professional martial artist, so I’m very aware of my body and live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why it took me by surprise when I was...

BY Bill Crutcher

When I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis in March 2017, I didn’t know it was a bone marrow disorder that could turn into leukemia. All I knew...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated Oct. 22, 2020.

As the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions continue to rise, so, too, does...