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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Getting a breast biopsy? You might be wondering what it is and how it works.

A breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a doctor removes a small amount of breast tissue to examine under a microscope. If the tissue sample shows cancer, the physician can have it analyzed further to provide the most accurate diagnosis — a critical first step in getting patients the best treatment possible for their particular type of breast...

biopsy box checked on medical form

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Andrew Jones was a rising star on The University of Texas men's basketball team in late 2017, when he started experiencing flu-like symptoms...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve just received a breast cancer diagnosis, you probably have a lot of questions: What type of breast cancer do I have? How advanced...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lori Shults didn’t know much about clinical trials when she first came to MD Anderson in May 2017. “I thought they involved some people getting medicine and others just getting sugar pills,” she recalls. “That sounded too risky for me, so I wasn’t interested.”

Fortunately, the Hill Country school teacher soon learned that her understanding of clinical trials was both limited and inaccurate. She also learned that an innovative clinical...

Triple-negative breast cancer survivor Lori Shults

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Remaining hopeful during cancer treatment is as much an art as it is a skill. And, our cancer patients and their families demonstrate this...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Seeking additional treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presented a challenge for Emily Dumler in 2013.

At the time, she and her husband...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancer patients will receive chemotherapy infusions as a part of their cancer treatment.

Sometimes, chemotherapy is delivered...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Two-time widower Paul Nielsen was in excellent health at age 67. So the former marathon runner knew something was wrong when he started feeling...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When it comes to contagious diseases like the flu, cancer patients are among those most vulnerable to infection. This year’s flu season is...