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BY Patricia Murdock

I am thankful for MD Anderson for so many reasons. After I had anal cancer surgery in November 2017, I went to MD Anderson in The Woodlands for follow-up treatment.

Easy access anal cancer treatment

My oncologist, Dr. Douglas Nelson, said I needed four months of simultaneous chemotherapy and radiation therapy for my anal cancer treatment.

I was relieved to know I could continue to come to MD Anderson in The Woodlands...

Anal cancer survivor Patricia Murdock

BY Meagan Raddatz

As I learned when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year, there’s a lot of scary and unfamiliar territory to deal with when...

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

We all experience sadness, stress and anxiety sometimes. A cancer diagnosis can amplify these feelings, with the stress and anxiety it adds...

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 about the men who’ve shaped them to become compassionate care providers and pioneering researchers. 

Ask bold questions 

“My father told me to ‘ask bold questions and then look for the answers.’ I share his sense of curiosity and desire to learn, and took my inspiration from...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner and Katie Brooks

Did you know that a person is considered a cancer survivor from the day they’re diagnosed throughout his or her life? Here at MD Anderson,...

BY Wendy Griffith

A cancer support group is a safe place to share your experiences and connect with others facing the same challenges. It gives you the space...

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.

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BY Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

Many breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment. While radiation therapy often comes with side effects, such...

BY Katie Brooks

You see them walking the skybridge: some people wearing patient identification wristbands, some people wearing employee badges. But there...