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BY Jenny Montgomery

For Bridget Reeves, ringing the bell after completing six months of chemotherapy for breast cancer was “a big deal.”

Soldiering through nausea, exhaustion and nerve damage, she’d juggled chemo and her job as an MD Anderson clinical studies coordinator for 13 weeks before finally taking leave when she could no longer feel her foot on the brake pedal driving home.

Even through the worst of it, the sound of other patients ringing...

The bell at MD Anderson League City that patients ring to mark a milestone in their cancer treatment

BY Trevor Mitchell

Navigating one of the largest cancer centers in the world can be daunting, especially if you’ve just had a medical procedure or treatment....

BY Devon Carter

Most women naturally go into menopause when they’re in their 40s or 50s. That’s because as a woman ages, she has fewer reproductive eggs and...

BY Alexa Jett

After I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis at age 15, I began having my thyroid monitored regularly. In 2012, during a checkup in Tyler, Texas, an ultrasound showed two abnormal nodules. 

I visited an endocrinologist, who told me not to worry. But in 2017, I started noticing changes in my voice. I had trouble swallowing, major fatigue and flu-like symptoms. I decided to seek a second opinion. That’s how I found out...

Papillary thyroid cancer survivor Alexa Jett

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CBD oil (cannabidiol) is everywhere these days. Once available only at novelty or vitamin shops, it’s now also at your local grocery store...

BY Meagan Raeke

Joey Nelson has always loved the sun. “I sailed growing up,” he says. “Every Saturday we’d go and I’d get sunburned like crazy, not even thinking...

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...

BY Lisa Torres

When I had an earache for a couple of weeks in August 2007 and couldn’t sleep on my right side for very long, I went to my primary care doctor...

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...