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BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When doctors diagnose breast cancer, they look for three types of receptors -- estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) -- expressed in the breast cancer. These are what cause most breast cancers to grow. They're also what our doctors typically target when treating breast cancer.

But some breast cancer patients lack these receptors. When this happens, the breast cancer is called...

BY MD Anderson

In 2004, Mike Mason was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. His doctors said he had four to six months to live...

BY Bobby Fariza

During my 38-year career, I had many opportunities to move my family to other parts of the country, but I always decided to stay in Houston...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Scheduled to get a PET scan? Also known as a positron emission tomography scan, these screening exams cause anxiety for many patients. But knowing what to expect and following the recommended PET scan prep can make a big difference.

What is a PET scan?

A PET scan uses a radiotracer to measure things like blood flow, oxygen use and sugar metabolism.

A PET scan shows how your tissues and organs are functioning. It also can...

BY Shannon Magee

On May 23, 2013, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The next week, my husband and I came to MD Anderson for my first appointment.
...

BY Lindsey Garner

Nova Sprague always has had a passion for animals, especially dogs. And she never thought she'd work with them instead of people. But MD Anderson...

BY Cara Sorrell

When I first went away to college after completing synovial sarcoma treatment, I thought I'd be leaving cancer behind me, except for the occasional...

BY Gillian Kruse

A globe-trotting chemist turned-lawyer-turned businessman, Ferran Prat, Ph.D., J.D., sees himself as an agent for some of cancer medicine's...

BY Amanda White

For the past ten years, I've been working as a photographer specializing in weddings, senior portraits, family portraits, editorial and commercial...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Infections can be dangerous to a cancer patient coming out of surgery or undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. So can the spread of infections...