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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 Brittany Cordeiro

At first, Richard “Ricky” Harveston couldn’t swallow his hamburger bites. Then, he struggled to drink his milk, and what he managed to get...

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 it.

Smoking had negatively affected my finances, my ability to be physically active and even my sense of smell. But what I hated most was my inability to feel peace or enjoy any kind of social event or meeting.  

Smoking was the first thing I did each morning and the last...

Cancerwise blog post: Tanner Touchstone shares how he quit smoking with the help of MD Anderson's Tobacco Treatment Program

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...

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...