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BY Cynthia DeMarco

After almost three months of social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be itching to get out and enjoy this summer.

But the COVID-19 pandemic remains a serious public health threat. So, how can cancer caregivers and their families balance their desire for a break with the need to stay safe from COVID-19? Is it safe to go to the beach or stay in a hotel? If not, are backyard barbecues or family...

Two beverage-holder pool floats wearing face masks in tropical locale

BY MD Anderson staff

As states begin to lift coronavirus stay-at-home orders and reopen businesses, people are beginning to venture out in public more frequently...

BY Chavaun LeBlanc

Regular handwashing, consistent social distancing, wearing a mask in public, and frequent disinfection of high-touch objects remain the best...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Mary Hernandez didn’t realize how sick she was when she came to the MD Anderson Emergency Center on March 30. The 41-year-old was still reeling from the chronic lymphocytic leukemia diagnosis she’d received just a month earlier from Jan Burger, M.D., Ph.D.

Then, she discovered she had COVID-19-related pneumonia, a respiratory infection caused by the novel coronavirus.

“I don’t think I really took it all in,” she says. “I...

Leukemia survivor Mary Hernandez leaves the MD Anderson COVID-19 ICU

BY Molly Adams

As we each do our part to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by practicing social distancing and staying home, many...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As more people recover from the novel coronavirus and seek to resume their normal activities, there’s been a lot of talk about testing for...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Have you heard the one about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t nearly as bad as catching the flu? How about the claim that only “old people...

BY Ronda Wendler

Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many cancer patients and caregivers were already experiencing insomnia. And now, the added challenges...

BY Allison Rosen

When I was undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer about eight years ago, it was really important that I stay away from other people, especially...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The 2019 novel coronavirus disease – also known as COVID-19 – has introduced many new terms to our vocabulary: from “social distancing” to...