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BY Devon Carter

Did you know that cancer treatments can cause changes to your skin? Sometimes these changes are simply cosmetic, but other times they may require attention from your care team.

To better understand skin changes that happen during cancer treatment and how best to address these side effects, we spoke with Anisha Patel, M.D. Here’s what she had to say.

What types of cancer treatments cause skin changes?

All cancer treatments...

Cancerwise blog post: Understanding skin changes during cancer treatment

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

It was a 5.5-cm tumor wrapped around Jason McFarland’s pulmonary artery that threatened to end his 20-year career as a police officer and,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As a funeral home owner and operator in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Rev. Lawrence Meadows knows what it means when doctors start talking...

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 down came right back up.

Ricky’s local Orange, Texas, doctor said that he had acid reflux. “But in the back of my mind, I knew what wrong with me,” Ricky says. His dad died from esophageal cancer at age 74, and his half-brother died of the disease at age 46. Like Ricky, both were heavy smokers...

Cancerwise blog: Esophageal cancer survivor Ricky Harveston

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 Cynthia DeMarco

For Ewing’s sarcoma and other types of sarcomas, treatment can sometimes include surgery to remove a tumor. That can also mean removing part...

BY Jack Daniocek

When my parents were undergoing cancer treatment in the 1980s and early 2000s, I didn’t know how to help them cope with their diagnoses. I...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Marian Fields first felt a lump in her back in 2012, she asked her twin sister Mary Jane to look at it. Her twin said it looked just...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Over the last 11 years, Katy Tucker has endured a nephrectomy, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery and six chemotherapy drugs. And though the 71-year-old...

BY James Deshautelle

If it hadn’t been for my mom, I might not be here today.

I thought I was in remission in the spring of 2008. I’d already completed...

BY Efren Saldivar

When I was undergoing radiation therapy for my spinal tumor, I took my 12-year-old brother to the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center. He wanted...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Phil Richmond never missed his annual physical, and he considers himself lucky for that. Because he smoked, his doctor performed a chest X-ray...