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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Abdominal radical hysterectomies (also called “open” hysterectomies) typically are thought of as more difficult for patients to recover from than a minimally invasive radical hysterectomy. But new research shows they’re safer for early-stage cervical cancer patients.

MD Anderson gynecologic oncologists led two studies looking at the two techniques:

abdominal radical hysterectomy: the more traditional method of surgery in which...
Cervical cancer surgeon Pedro Ramirez, M.D.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

For cancer patients who require surgery as part of their treatment, our doctors sometimes rely on robotic surgery to help remove hard to reach...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Sometimes our surgeons must perform life-altering surgeries to remove cancer. And, in many cases, cancer surgeries have the potential to dramatically...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

It’s been more than a year since Jacquiela Dorsey, a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient, met Lady June Bolhorst, a clinical nurse who goes by L.J., but she knows she’ll never forget her. The kindness L.J. showed when Jaquelia was nervous about receiving a biopsy left an impression. Here’s their story.

Coming to MD Anderson for a biopsy

Jacquiela: I was nervous about coming to MD Anderson. I had already had a Whipple procedure...

MD  Anderson nurse Lady Jane (L.J.) Bolhorst receives Daisy Award for her support of a pancreatic cancer patient during a biopsy.

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 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 Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

There’s so much information surrounding cancer and diet that it can be hard to separate the myths from the facts. That’s especially true when...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a cancer survivor, you know that exercise is one of the key factors in lowering your risk of cancer recurrence. But how do you know if...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Lung cancer and breast cancer survivor Dian Snowden has been through a lot in the past 16 years. Not only has faced two cancer diagnoses,...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

It was a 5.5-cm tumor wrapped around Jason McFarland’s pulmonary artery that threatened to end his 20-year career as a police officer and,...