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BY Raphael X. Moffett, Ed.D.

One of the first things I did when I moved to Houston in late 2016 was contact MD Anderson. I’ve been in remission from colorectal cancer since 2015, but I wanted to go to the best in the business for my follow-ups. And MD Anderson is considered the nation’s premiere cancer center.

Here are my four favorite things about it.

1.       MyChart accessibility

I handled a lot of my business...

Raphael X. Moffett, Ed.D.

BY Paula Carrillo

My journey with colorectal cancer began suddenly and unexpectedly. One day I was feeling OK and the next, after a painful night, I found myself...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Courage. Hope. Love. Faith. Strength. Wisdom. These are a few of the gifts that our cancer survivors shared with us on Cancerwise this past...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

A nagging pain at the end of Sam Markota’s digestive tract suddenly became unbearable during a business trip to Thailand. The then-55-year-old returned to the U.S. for his first colonoscopy. In April 2015, Sam learned that he had rectal cancer, and it had already spread to his liver and right lung.

“My first oncologist had me dead in a couple years,” Sam recalls. After undergoing chemotherapy, he and his wife sought a second opinion...

Rectal cancer survivor Sam Markota

BY Jill Stein

Some days, I look back at my rectal cancer treatment, and I honestly can’t believe how far I’ve come. The fact that I’m not only alive but...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Eating processed meats can raise the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Recent reports show that colorectal cancer is on the rise in young adults, especially those younger than 40. And many of these cases are linked...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Finishing cancer treatment can be a momentous occasion – one that calls for celebrating in ways both big and small. But there’s no right way...

BY Jenny Montgomery

Like millions of other people, physician assistant Aki Ohinata gets bored with exercise. But instead of longing for a comfy couch and a bag...

BY Clayton Boldt

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that e-cigarette use has grown rapidly among teens in the past few years...