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BY Devon Carter

Around 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with anal cancer each year, which is often treated using radiation therapy.

Although radiation therapy can be effective in treating the cancer, it often causes side effects, including changes to patients’ sexual health. This is especially true for women. But many anal cancer patients are unaware that radiation therapy may be the reason for these changes, or they’re too embarrassed...

Radiation oncologist and anal cancer expert Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

They were inseparable for nearly a month, but Kate Arnold definitely felt more hate than love for Sheeba, her “constant companion” -- and...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Kate Arnold isn’t entirely sure when her journey with non-Hodgkin lymphoma started.

“I probably was walking around with cancer for...

BY Gabrielle Turner

I might be the only MD Anderson patient who never had cancer. Or, at least, that’s how I felt on that winter day in 2008 when I first entered the Main Building and began my MD Anderson journey.

Actually, my journey began 2 1/2 years earlier, when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). I was a distance runner, and when I started tripping for no reason, I knew something was wrong. After a few months, my symptoms escalated...

Cancerwise blog: Although Gabrielle Turner never had cancer, a stem cell transplant clinical trial at MD Anderson offered the treatment she needed

BY Cammie Shaddock

My brain tumor diagnosis came suddenly. I had no pain, headaches or any kind of warning. On Oct. 3, 2016, I had difficulty conveying my thoughts...

BY Meagan Raeke

Tate Landin was 23 and training for his first deployment with the U.S. Army when he began to notice his brain tumor symptoms.

“About...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In many ways, Jacob Ballard is a typical teenager. He likes soccer, is fascinated by robots and enjoys spending time with his friends....

BY Jaymee Fiskum

I never really thought about life after cancer. I was too busy just dealing with the ways stage IV anaplastic large T cell lymphoma small...

BY Carol Bryce

Growing up in Jefferson, Texas, Jasia Russell, didn't know anything about physical therapy.

That changed when Russell was 16 and her...