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BY Devon Carter

Anesthesia is used to make you emotionally and physically comfortable during surgery. It can relieve anxiety, block pain and, in some cases, put you in an unconscious state so that you aren’t aware of and don’t remember your surgery.

Anesthesia can also help achieve better results for patients undergoing non-surgical procedures. For example, if you need to hold your breath to ensure a clear, accurate image, your doctor may recommend...

Cancerwise blog post: Dr. Elizabeth Rebello answers common questions about anesthesia use during cancer treatment

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Each year, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. And though it most often occurs in women over age 40, younger women...

BY Tanner Touchstone

I started smoking when I was 17 years old. Nearly two decades later, at 36, my smoking addiction had taken ownership of my life, and I hated...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

The single greatest step you can take to protecting your health is to quit using tobacco. Tobacco is responsible for one-third of all cancers, including approximately 90% of all lung cancers. Tobacco alone is estimated to claim nearly half a million lives in the US each year.

But it can be difficult to quit smoking. It requires dedication, support and planning. In fact, many patients find it helpful to speak with a doctor or tobacco...

Cancerwise blog post: Want to quit smoking? Read our experts' advice on questions to ask your doctor

BY Katie Brooks

You’ve probably heard about MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™. But what is it?

We asked Ernest Hawk, M.D., co-leader of the Colorectal...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Spiral CT lung cancer screening can help save lives. Current smokers (or former smokers who quit in the past 15 years) and those who smoke...

BY Loretta Preston

I started smoking when I was 13 or 14 years old, and after 40 years I never thought I would be someone who quit. Even after the first time...

BY Doug Jones

I have always heard people say, “Now is not a good time to quit!” There is always a time when you are less stressed, less busy or maybe more...

BY Carol Bryce

Imagine if you could monitor your health between clinic visits and quickly share the details with your care team.

That's the premise...

BY MD Anderson

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, but new advances in prevention, lung cancer screening and research are helping to save...