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BY Molly Adams

The liver is your body’s largest organ. It’s responsible for digestion, blood clotting and helping get rid of toxins. But unlike other organs, it has two blood sources. This makes the liver vulnerable to cancer cells moving through the bloodstream. The cancers that most commonly spread to the liver through the bloodstream are colorectal, breast and lung cancers.

When cancer starts in the liver, it’s called hepatocellular carcinoma...

"Liver cancer" written on diagnosis paper

BY Mindy Loya

Radiation oncologist Welela Tereffe, M.D., joined MD Anderson in 2005 as an assistant professor and most recently served as the deputy division...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hepatitis C is one of the leading causes of liver cancer. It’s also linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer in the bile ducts, and possibly...

BY Lori Baker

Surgeons at MD Anderson are using extreme heat and cold as their weapons against some forms of cancer.

They’re finding that the minimally invasive treatments are working as well as, if not better than, standard cancer treatments for many patients. Recovery is dramatically quicker.

Quality of life is better. Patients are more satisfied.

Turning up the heat on spinal cord tumors

MD Anderson patients with certain...

Cancerwise blog post: Breast cancer, spinal tumors clinical trials provide promise for future cancer treatment methods

BY Devon Carter

More than half of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy, but what is it? Does it hurt? And what are the side effects?

We spoke...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Sally Hargroves has always been active and full of energy, so when the Floridian became increasingly tired in 2010, she suspected something...

BY MD Anderson

This past year, dozens of MD Anderson patients and survivors shared their cancer journeys with us. In the process, they’ve shared...

BY Elizabeth York

Pat Gruy has received six cancer diagnoses since 1978. Despite this, Pat has refused to be negative. “I don’t ever feel sorry myself,” says...

BY Mindy Loya

“Don’t try this at home,” Claudius Conrad, M.D., Ph.D., quips as he lectures on the historical ties between music and medicine. Conrad, an...

BY MD Anderson

In 2004, Mike Mason was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. His doctors said he had four to six months to live...