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BY Heather Alexander

For some people, especially parents, the scariest thing about Halloween is the enormous piles of candy that start popping up everywhere.

It’s not just the night itself when kids fill their buckets with treats from the neighbors. Offices and stores often have baskets of sweets that tempt for weeks afterward as well.

If you’re trying to watch your sugar intake, Halloween can be the nightmare before the holiday season begins...

Plastic orange pumpkin baskets carry Halloween candy

BY Josiah Halm, M.D.

I used to think I was going to be a lawyer like my father. But in Ghana, the West African country where I grew up, education is modeled after...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

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

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 of their bodies.

“Having von Hippel Lindau disease can be overwhelming,” says Eric Jonasch, M.D., who heads MD Anderson’s von Hippel Lindau Clinic. “Tumors recur frequently throughout your lifetime, and they could only be removed surgically – until now.”

Jonasch led a clinical trial...

DNA strands on a brown background

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...

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...

BY Molly Adams

Mammograms are one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. MD Anderson recommends that women at...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Throughout his esophageal cancer treatment, Ross Bernkrant never once looked up the survival rates.

“I knew it wasn’t good,” he says...

BY Sarah Zizinia

A new cancer diagnosis can change your priorities and day-to-day routines. Many patients and their caregivers feel a range of emotions, including...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Ashley Martinez will never forget the day her in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Not only was it a major milestone for her...

BY Lavernita Martin

The hardest part of my son Desmond’s aplastic anemia diagnosis was knowing that my child was seriously ill and there was nothing I could do...

BY Ronda Wendler

Teresa and Billy Mayo have shared almost everything during their 46-year marriage. But the couple recently shared something they never anticipated...