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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 it comes to trendy diets.

The alkaline diet is one such trendy diet that often comes up in conversations about both cancer treatment and prevention.

So, to learn more about this diet we talked to Maria Petzel, a senior clinical dietitian at MD Anderson. Here’s what she had to say.<...

Facts and myths about the alkaline diet

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,...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

The idea of chemotherapy terrified Pushpa Damle. She was scared of the side effects. She was scared of feeling weak. She was scared she couldn...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

If Mary Lynn Moser could use one phrase to describe her Gamma Knife® surgery, it would be, “It looked a lot worse than it was.”

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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

During the last 16 years, Dian Snowden has sought treatment at MD Anderson for numerous health issues, including thyroid cancer screening...