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BY Nicolas Palaskas, M.D.

Every year, the number of cancer survivors grows. That’s why it’s becoming increasingly important for doctors to make sure cancer treatments don’t cause any lingering side effects — particularly when it comes to heart health.

Heart problems are the leading cause of death in Americans each year. Cancer is No. 2. So if we’re able to cure someone’s cancer, we certainly don’t want to leave them with any cardiovascular issues.

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Soft fake heart in a doctor's outstretched hand

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

We all experience sadness, stress and anxiety sometimes. A cancer diagnosis can amplify these feelings, with the stress and anxiety it adds...

BY Jacqueline Mason

It was the real-life scenario physicians and pharmacists had feared.

A woman entered the ICU with a high fever and low white blood...

BY Devon Carter

Around 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with anal cancer each year, which is often treated using radiation therapy.

Although radiation therapy can be effective in treating the cancer, it often causes side effects, including changes to patients’ sexual health. This is especially true for women. But many anal cancer patients are unaware that radiation therapy may be the reason for these changes, or they’re too embarrassed...

Radiation oncologist and anal cancer expert Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

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 Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

Many breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment. While radiation therapy often comes with side effects, such...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When someone you know receives a cancer diagnosis, you want to help. But how?

Instead of asking what you can do to help, it’s usually...

BY Aaliyah Parker

In November 2016, when I was 9 years old, I was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. My parents took me to MD Anderson, where I had chemotherapy...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

As an executive at an oil and gas service company, Andy Moriarty often shares safety messages with his employees. Lately, these messages have...

BY Cheryl Ratliff

When I received a phone call about an abnormality discovered during my mammogram in December 2016, I didn’t think much of it. I was prone...