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BY Danielle Underferth

Male breast cancer is extremely rare. About 1% of breast cancers in the United States occur in males.  But certain men do run the risk of getting breast cancer. Men who are at risk, or who have symptoms of breast cancer, may need to get a mammogram.

We talked to Gary Whitman, M.D., in Breast Imaging about male breast cancer and what men can expect during a mammogram. Here’s what he had to say.

How do men get mammograms...

BY Heather Alexander

Strength training is about more than looking good. Strong muscles make your daily activities easier and help keep your body injury-free.

BY Shelley Varnado

In January 2020, I noticed a changing spot under my tongue. My family doctor advised that I get it biopsied. The results came back negative...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The past year challenged and changed all of us at MD Anderson. It changed the way we work, the ways we connect and, in some cases, it even changed the work we do. What hasn’t changed is our drive to end cancer, and our commitment to our patients and their families, our community and each other.

Each of our 22,000 employees has a story about how their work changed this past year – sometimes...

Chief Infection Control Officer Roy Chemaly, M.D., wears a medical-grade face mask in close-up portrait

BY Jacqueline Mason

MD Anderson has one of the world’s largest populations of immunocompromised patients. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, that meant...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Training the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians plays a vital role in MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. While our...

BY Tim Ward

I’ve been a regular blood donor since 1981. But it wasn’t until my wife, Kelly, was diagnosed with stage IV anal cancer in 2014 that blood...

BY Lori Baker

It takes a team to make discoveries. But MD Anderson has taken this concept well beyond the traditional partnership between students...

BY Courtney Nash

Nobody ever wants to receive a cancer diagnosis. But when I found out I had poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the cecum — a type of...

BY Deborah Schroeder

I started using cigarettes in the early 1970s, when I was just 16. I smoked a pack a day for more than 35 years. I didn’t quit until my granddaughter...

BY Sarah Hosea

Before my diagnosis in February 2019, no one in my family had ever had cancer. So we were all very surprised when I was diagnosed with triple-negative...

BY Meagan Raeke

Pancreatic cancer only accounts for about 3% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. each year, but it is the third most common cause of cancer-related...

BY Kirsten Arendes

When I was diagnosed with clear cell endometrial carcinoma — a rare type of uterine cancer — in late July, there was no question as to where...

BY Danielle Underferth

Last updated Oct. 4, 2021

Despite an overall decline in colorectal cancer cases and deaths over the past several decades, Black men...

BY Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Think virtual reality is just about gaming and movies? Think again.

This fall, radiation therapy students at MD Anderson are slipping...

BY MD Anderson staff

Last updated April 8, 2021

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, you probably have a lot of questions about coronavirus...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Last updated Jan. 21, 2021

Over his 27-year career at MD Anderson, Steven Sherman, M.D., chair of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal...

BY Wade Mason Jr.

Last year was an emotional rollercoaster for me. In May, I found out I had colorectal cancer after my first colonoscopy. June brought the...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

December is normally a time of togetherness and celebration. But with COVID-19 cases surging again all over the world, this season will likely...

BY Jill Spencer

My eye has watered daily for the past 30 years. I always blamed it on allergies, which I’ve had since I was a young child.

But in December...

BY Beth Norris

Taking care of cancer patients isn’t easy. And I should know, because I serve as the chief nursing officer at a regional hospital system near...

BY Heather Alexander

Millions of Americans suffer from acid reflux. Also known as heartburn or acid indigestion, it can feel like an intense burning sensation...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most cancer patients and their caregivers will hear the word “immunocompromised” at some point.

But what does that actually mean? What...

BY MD Anderson staff

When other people think of you, what do you want them to remember? Is it a particular personality trait that has defined your life? A passion...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Targeted therapies are designed to work against specific vulnerabilities in a cancer cell.

The targeted therapy drug venetoclax is...

BY Devon Carter

We’ve all felt uncertain at times during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do I have the coronavirus? Should I get tested? Do I need to quarantine?

BY Lindsey Garner

Joyace Ussin uses her voice to connect with her patients and their loved ones. Known as “the singing nurse,” Ussin can sense when patients...

BY Danielle Underferth

Carbonated, flavored waters have been trending over the past couple of years. But are these bubbly beverages good for you? That depends.

BY Amanda Hack

When we noticed a swelling on Sawyer’s jaw, we never imagined he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rapidly growing tumor that caused a significant malformation...

BY Vaughn Bryant Jr., Ph.D.

Before 2014, no one in my family had ever had cancer. And everyone I knew who’d had it had died. So, until that year, I assumed that’s just...