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BY Mallory Parrish

Cancer doesn’t run in my family, so when I noticed a small swelling on my collar bone in March 2020, I just shrugged it off. I travel a lot for work, and I carry a heavy tote with a computer around. I figured my left shoulder was just injured from the straps. I had no idea it was actually a symptom of Hodgkin lymphoma. I was only 32.

But the lump didn’t go away, even after several months. Then, the intense itching started. That...

Stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Mallory Parrish, wearing glasses and a red floral top and big turquoise earrings, smiles while looking off in the distance.

BY Lisa Garcia

Soft tissue sarcoma begins in the soft – or connective – tissues of the body, such as muscle, fat and blood vessels. There are dozens of&nbsp...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most people who are diagnosed with throat cancer won’t see anything unusual if they look in the mirror, open their mouths and say, “Ahhhh....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When the COVID-19 pandemic began two years ago, so little was known about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that all anyone could really do was treat the symptoms.

Today, however, several options are available to treat COVID-19 and fight the underlying virus that causes it. But which ones are best for cancer patients? How do they work? And are some more effective than others?

We sat down with Chief Infection Control Officer Roy Chemaly...

Illustration of a capsule smashing a model of the coronavirus

BY Heather Alexander

Red meat is any meat from a mammal, including beef, pork, mutton, lamb and goat. These meats should only be eaten in small or moderate amounts...

BY Meagan Raeke

“Every community is unique,” says Ruth Rechis, Ph.D., director of Be Well Communities™, MD Anderson’s place-based strategy...

BY Alexandre Alves

In January 2017, I was 24 years old and had just started working in a hospital in the northeast. Mere days after starting my new job, my dad...

BY Allison Schaffer

Unforeseen challenges and obstacles often bring about reinvigorated passion and determination to move forward to the next chapter. This was...

BY Meagan Raeke

Dane Clark is still a lung cancer patient, but it doesn’t interfere with his daily life anymore.

“It’s about as simple as it can be...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve heard the word “flurona” recently, but aren’t quite sure what it means, you’re not alone. Many people have expressed confusion about...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Scientific discoveries are essential to driving advances in cancer care. From better screening and diagnostic techniques to innovative new...

BY Maggie Galehouse

One day before severe winter storms swept through Texas in February 2021, Ronald Abraham and his family left their Houston...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Tumor forms when cells start to multiply and produce an abnormal growth. Malignant cells can invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts...

BY Heather Alexander

Wouldn’t it be nice to let go of all the rules about healthy eating and simply follow your body’s signals when you eat? That’s the promise...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Though it happens very infrequently, sometimes people develop a second type of cancer in addition to the first. This could be due to a number...

BY Devon Carter

With the rise of the omicron variant, a mild cough can have you fearing that you’ve got COVID-19.

And whether it’s a PCR test that...

BY Shanley Chien

In October 2021, radiation oncologist Caroline Chung, M.D., became MD Anderson’s first-ever chief data officer.

Her charge? To shape...

BY Devon Carter

Many types of cancers can spread to the bone, leading to areas of damage called lesions. 80% of patients with metastatic prostate cancer develop...

BY Heather Alexander

Meditation used to be a fringe practice, but now it’s regularly recommended by health care providers to help with symptoms ranging from stress...