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BY Devon Carter

Pencil beam scanning, also called scanning beam, is the most advanced type of proton therapy. Only a few millimeters wide (the width of a pencil), pencil beam scanning is used to treat complex cancers with unparalleled precision. It’s used to treat head and neck, gynecologic, lung, prostate, breast, brain, liver, lymphoma, sarcoma and tumors in children. Proton therapy may also be used for tumors that recur in areas that have previously...

Pencil beam scanning

BY Devon Carter

Each cancer patient is unique. And when developing a cancer treatment plan, our doctors consider all of the things that make patients unique...

BY Devon Carter

A mother’s nurturing love and support can help guide a child – or adult – to great things. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and...

BY Devon Carter

Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to infection or injury. But because of misinformation circulating in the media, there’s confusion about whether inflammation is healthy or harmful.

We recently asked Stephanie Watowich, Ph.D., co-director of MD Anderson’s Center for Inflammation and Cancer, about common myths surrounding inflammation and what cancer patients should know.

Here’s what she shared.

Myth: Inflammation...

Inflammation involves cells from across the body heal an injury or fight infection.

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Devon Carter

Being admitted to the hospital for complications related to cancer or your treatment can be scary and stressful. But hospitalists will help...

BY Devon Carter

A decade ago, pancreatic cancer was treated with five to six weeks of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Patients often experienced side...

BY Devon Carter

If you’ve researched cancer treatment options, you’ve probably heard of immunotherapy, which trains the immune system to attack cancer, rather...

BY Devon Carter

Clinical trials enable us to discover new and better cancer treatments. They offer patients access to cutting-edge treatments years before...

BY Devon Carter

As Father’s Day approaches, we asked our doctors to share their fathers’ words of wisdom that left an everlasting mark. Here’s what they said...