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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 links between nutrition and cancer, more research is needed.

The ketogenic diet – also called the keto diet -- is among those diets rumored to cure cancer. We talked to Maria Petzel, a senior clinical dietitian at MD Anderson, to learn more. Here’s what she had to say.

What is the keto...

Foods from the keto -- or ketogenic -- diet, including almonds, blueberries and avocadoes

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer or have completed one treatment and are preparing yourself for the next, the thought of radiation...

BY Maria Newhouse

I recently finished my last chemotherapy treatment at MD Anderson in Sugar Land. It was a milestone that, at one point, I honestly thought...

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

Like many types of cancer treatment, radiation therapy can cause side effects and have a profound impact on patients. Many of my patients suffer from lack of sleep, malnutrition, fatigue and skin irritation, and some aren’t quite sure how to cope.

The good news is that there are some things you can do to ease the side effects of radiation therapy and maintain your health and sanity. Here’s what I recommend.

Get enough sleep...

Cancerwise blog post: Radiation therapy can cause cancer treatment side effects. Here's how to cope.

BY Estelle Racusin

After my double mastectomy in 2002, I vividly remember running on the beach and hearing some teenagers making fun of my child-like figure....

BY MD Anderson staff

Aaron Allcorn thought a persistent head cold was causing his stuffy nose and snoring.

But after what was supposed to be routine nasal...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Nearly a decade ago, Maria Newhouse’s father was told that his colorectal cancer had metastasized to his liver and lungs and that he had no...

BY Alyssa Rieber, M.D.

I’ve known my whole life that I wanted to be a doctor, just like my father. So when I got into medical school, I was thrilled to start down...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

If you’re always feeling physically, mentally or emotionally exhausted, you’re not alone. Fatigue is the most common side effect experienced...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Getting enough calories and protein helps patients stay strong and fight cancer as well as other infections.

But studies show that...