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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 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 Jenny Montgomery

It’s a good bet that somewhere out there, perhaps on the other side of the globe, a package from MD Anderson will be delivered to a cancer...

BY Devon Carter

A decade ago, pancreatic cancer was treated with five to six weeks of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Patients often experienced side effects that drastically impacted their quality of life and saw little survival benefit.

But a type of radiation therapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is now offering some pancreatic cancer patients a better option. We spoke with Joseph Herman, M.D., to learn more.

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A cancer patient receives stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

BY Nicolas Palaskas, M.D.

Every year, the number of cancer survivors grows. That’s why it’s becoming increasingly important for doctors to make sure cancer treatments...

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 Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

There’s no one food that can cure cancer, but that doesn’t stop such myths from circulating. And while researchers are starting to find some...

BY Thomas Suchyta

I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre disease in 2012 and chronic inflammatory demyelating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in 2013. But I learned that...

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 Debora Batchelor

I don’t like change. But sometimes you have to be willing to make one in order to survive.

That’s what I did. I’m a small town girl...