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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 pencil), pencil beam scanning is used to treat complex cancers with unparalleled precision. It’s used to treat head and neck, gynecologic, lung, prostate, breast, brain, liver, lymphoma, sarcoma and tumors in children. Proton therapy may also be used for tumors that recur in areas that have previously...

Pencil beam scanning

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

It takes more than Band-Aids with cartoon characters to put children receiving cancer treatment at ease, but Leo Flores knows how.

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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When Adam Schoen first noticed he was losing his sense of taste, his wife, Claire, wasn’t too worried. She also wasn’t fazed shortly after...

BY Mark Rolfing

It’s difficult to say that someone is “the best” at something, especially when it comes to sports. How do you determine the No. 1 golfer? Since it’s based on performance, it might be one person this week, and a different one the next.

But when it comes to cancer treatment, I think there’s a clear leader: MD Anderson. I’d always heard it was the No. 1 cancer treatment center in the world. But I don’t think I really understood what...

Salivary gland cancer survivor and PGA TOUR golf commentator Mark Rolfing

BY Carrick Terhune

After graduating from Purdue University in December 2016, I had no idea what I wanted to do professionally. But the “real world” was fast...

BY Linda Thomas

I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive granular cell cancer in May 2017. Because the disease is so unusual, I sought treatment at MD Anderson...

BY Linda Thomas

When I was diagnosed with granular cell cancer in May 2017, my doctors at MD Anderson recommended surgery, followed by six weeks of proton...

BY Linda Thomas

In May 2017, I was getting ready for the release of my first book, preparing to move into a new house, and looking forward to a 10-day road...

BY Zachary Grubbs

In high school, I didn’t have much of a social life. I had trouble with insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, depression and apathy. As time went on...

BY Brooke Kotrla

My whole life changed in June 2017. I had just finished my sophomore year at Texas Tech University. My life seemed pretty simple. I went to...