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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 pancreatic and head and neck cancers. And if you already have any other type of cancer, it can cause additional complications. That’s why MD Anderson tests all new patients for hepatitis C.

The good news is that if it’s found early and treated, hepatitis C can be cured, reducing your risk...

Photo of a hepatitis C test. Hepatitis C is linked to several cancers, including liver cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, bile duct cancer and possibly pancreatic and head and neck cancers.

BY Matthew B. Johnson

Between 1995 and 2009, I was diagnosed with four different types of cancer. The first diagnosis didn’t really bother me. The second one hit...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jerry McLeary can recall the exact moment he just knew that his journey with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma would end happily....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell therapy products. But what exactly is CAR T-cell therapy? And who should consider it?

We spoke with Sattva Neelapu, M.D., to learn more. Here’s what he had to say.

Let’s start with the basics. What is CAR T-cell therapy, and how does it work?

CAR T-cell therapy is a type of...

Leukemia, lymphoma and CAR T-cell therapy expert Dr. Sattva Neelapu looks forward

BY Emily Dumler

Before I was on a clinical trial, I felt sorry for patients participating in them. I considered clinical trials a last-ditch effort, and felt...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...

BY Mason Ermis

My name is Mason Ermis. When I was 9 years old, I began a journey that tested my courage and strength in ways I never thought possible. We...

BY Corey Ellis

Before my cancer diagnosis, I used to think that death steals life from us. Now I realize that it’s the other way around; death is the constant...

BY Rijon Charne

I always took for granted that I’d have children someday. So when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in May 2016 at age 27, I was devastated...

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...