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BY Mark Zindler

I worked in broadcast TV news for more than 40 years before retiring last summer, so I’ve done a lot of stories about different hospitals. But I have never seen anything else like MD Anderson in my entire career.

MD Anderson works like a well-oiled machine. It really is that simple. All hospitals should be run that way.

Here are just a few of the things that make it such a special place.

Unparalleled cancer expertise...

Stage IV melanoma survivor Mark Zindler

BY Heather Alexander

Starting your holiday shopping? When it comes to gifts, you might be wondering if there are special items that could make life easier – or...

BY Devon Carter

Holiday celebrations look a lot different this year because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It’s a difficult time for everyone, but...

BY Jacob McCoy

I woke up one morning and noticed I was having trouble hearing in my left ear. I also had a loud ringing in that ear. I made an appointment with a local ENT, who performed an MRI.

That’s how I was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor in my left ear. Once this skull base tumor was discovered in April 2019, I decided to call MD Anderson to set up an appointment. My sister-in-law works at MD Anderson, and I knew that if...

BY Devon Carter

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that develops in a type of white blood cell called plasma cells. Normally, these cells help us make antibodies...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Annette Rios was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, doctors told her they’d need to amputate her right leg just below...

BY Kirsten Arendes

The past few months have been a little hard for me. For one thing, there’s the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For another, I was diagnosed with...

BY Sarah Hosea

I didn’t have any breast cancer symptoms until early 2019. Then, a lump the size of a lime popped up on my right breast, seemingly overnight...

BY Devon Carter

B-cell lymphoma isn’t one disease. There are about 63 subtypes, with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being the most common. A chemotherapy...

BY Mark Teague

Cancer runs in my family. My mom alone has lost three of her sisters to the disease. So, when I heard a doctor tell me, “You have throat cancer...

BY Meagan Raeke

At the time of her breast cancer diagnosis, Teresa Serbia knew she was overweight.

“After I was fortunate enough to become a survivor...

BY Devon Carter

New and better cancer treatments are discovered through clinical trials. By joining one, patients get access to the most cutting-edge treatments...

BY Rob Gales

In spring 2017, I went in for a routine physical and heard the words that no guy wants to hear: “You have late-stage aggressive prostate cancer...

BY Lorena Bueno

In early 2018, my husband, Guillermo, wanted to participate in an IRONMAN competition near our home in Quito, Ecuador. A blood test during...

BY Heather Alexander

If medical tests cause you anxiety, you’re not alone. It’s common to feel stress or worry in anticipation of medical tests, during these tests...

BY Devon Carter

First emerging almost three decades ago, monoclonal antibodies are changing the way doctors treat cancer and other illnesses, including COVID...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

For patients with pancreatic cancer, the benefits from immunotherapy treatments with immune checkpoint inhibitors or cell therapies have been...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

More than 16,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year. Roughly 75% of those will be men.

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BY Devon Carter

CAR T cell therapy has changed the way aggressive B-cell lymphoma is treated. Previously, when patients had a second recurrence after receiving...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In 2013, Sandy Fontan was a 53-year-old marathon runner in tip-top shape. She maintained a healthy diet and ran between 25 and 30 miles a...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Last updated on Nov. 13, 2020

Immunotherapy is a treatment option for a growing number of cancers. Unlike traditional treatments like...

BY Ronda Wendler

Like clockwork, Katherine Moreno gets a cold every year. It always leads to bronchitis, then asthma.

“I don’t go anywhere without a...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Maintaining proper nutrition during cancer treatment is important. When cancer patients struggle with this, a feeding tube can be a solution...

BY Nancy White

In September 2014, I developed a cough that would not go away. It seemed to get worse at night. From that September until March 2015, I tried...

BY Eva María Cárdenas

With cancer treatment — as with life — you can only make decisions based on what you know at any given moment. But new information becomes...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Minimal residual disease (MRD) is a term commonly used with blood cancers that describes a small fraction of cancer cells that remain or come...