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BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When someone you know receives a cancer diagnosis, you want to help. But how?

Instead of asking what you can do to help, it’s usually better to find a concrete way to support your friend or loved one, and do it. Some people may not feel comfortable asking for help, or the list of things they need help with may seem too long and overwhelming.

But what can you do that will actually be helpful? We asked our Facebook community...

Cancerwise blog post: close-up photo of holding hands

BY Misti DeMargel

Finding out that you need chemotherapy can be overwhelming. But as I’ve learned from working with cancer patients as a nurse over the past...

BY MD Anderson staff

After a cancer diagnosis, many patients wait anxiously to hear the words “no evidence of disease.” But as Kimberly Hill has learned, the start...

BY Meagan Raeke

In the late 1990s, doctors began to pay attention to chemobrain, a term used by an increasing number of patients to describe mental symptoms and side effects.

Since that time, chemobrain has become accepted as a legitimate, diagnosable condition experienced by many cancer patients. We sat down with Jeffrey Wefel, Ph.D., associate professor of Neuro-Oncology and chief of Neuropsychology, to learn more.

What is chemobrain?...

Cancerwise blog post: Chemobrain is a real side effect of cancer treatment.

BY Darrell Sawyer

My journey to MD Anderson began in November 2012, when I came down with what I thought was a 24-hour stomach flu. My doctor referred me to...

BY Stephanie Howard

I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s diffuse B-cell lymphoma on Aug. 14, 2015, and since then, I have undergone three rounds of chemotherapy...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

A cancer diagnosis can require you to expand your vocabulary, learn about treatment options and side effects, and ask questions you never...

BY Marissa Henley

When a friend faces cancer, she will probably endure many experiences that are unique to cancer patients. The uniqueness of these experiences...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Jeffrey Wefel, Ph.D., started out as a professional soccer player. But after an injury, he went on to study injuries of the brain, inspired...

BY Marivic So

I have a high tolerance for pain, so I knew something was wrong when my abdominal discomfort became unbearable in Sept. 2012. The first time...