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BY Molly Adams

If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be hearing a lot of terms like stage, grade, prognosis or minimal residual disease. Even if you’ve heard terms related to cancer diagnosis and treatment before, it’s important to make sure you fully understand what they mean.

“There are a lot of personal choices that come with a cancer diagnosis,” says breast medical oncologist Ajit Bisen, M.D. “So, patients...

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BY Devon Carter

At-home COVID-19 antigen tests can be very convenient. A positive result can confirm a COVID-19 infection in minutes and help you protect...

BY D. Ivan Young, Ph.D.

As an International Coaching Foundation master-certified coach, National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching-certified coach and behavioral...

BY Bert Cutino

I am a three-opinion type of guy. Any time I need a job done, I always try to get three bids before making a decision. So, when I was diagnosed with a rare type of skull base tumor called mucosal melanoma of the sinuses, I approached it the same way.

The doctor who initially found the cancer in February 2021 said I needed major surgery, and that I might lose my right eye and a part of my forehead in the process. I didn’t like hearing...

Mucosal melanoma survivor Bert Cutino, wearing a chef's hat, smiles at the camera.

BY Ronda Wendler

Jerry Achan describes the day he collapsed from a stroke as “the luckiest day of my life.”

Without that stroke, doctors would never...

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...

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

Last updated on Jan. 27, 2022.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began two years ago, so little was known about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that...

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...