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BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Even though several of Kelly Andersen’s relatives had faced prostate cancer, his own diagnosis in September 2013 came unexpectedly. He’d never experienced any symptoms. His doctor diagnosed the disease only after routine bloodwork done during his annual physical exam detected elevated PSA levels.

“I asked the doctor if it could just be a mistake, and he said he’d asked the lab to run it twice because my level was so high,” Kelly...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Even though several of Kelly Andersen’s relatives had faced prostate cancer, his own diagnosis in September 2013 came unexpectedly. He’d never...

BY Walter Ross

One early Friday morning in August 2017, my wife Sandra and I showed up to MD Anderson in Katy for her very first day of breast cancer treatment...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

As an executive at an oil and gas service company, Andy Moriarty often shares safety messages with his employees. Lately, these messages have become a lot more personal and health-centered.

“I’m not bashful about this disease,” says Andy, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 57. “I caught it so early because every October, I pick up the phone and schedule my annual physical.”

During his last checkup, a blood test...

Cancerwise blog post: Survivor uses prostate cancer treatment story to motivate others into getting prostate cancer screenings

BY Collin McHugh

When you first hear the word, “cancer,” you think it’s the end of the world. So, when my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Bryan Bump knows the importance of annual physicals. They’ve saved his life -- twice.

In August 2011, Bryan, then 49, underwent a physical...

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...

BY Tarah Harvey

Everyone on my father’s side of the family has died of cancer — my dad of prostate cancer, my grandpa of lung cancer, and my grandma of kidney...

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Over the last 11 years, Katy Tucker has endured a nephrectomy, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery and six chemotherapy drugs. And though the 71-year-old...