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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Abdominal radical hysterectomies (also called “open” hysterectomies) typically are thought of as more difficult for patients to recover from than a minimally invasive radical hysterectomy. But new research shows they’re safer for early-stage cervical cancer patients.

MD Anderson gynecologic oncologists led two studies looking at the two techniques:

abdominal radical hysterectomy: the more traditional method of surgery in which...
Cervical cancer surgeon Pedro Ramirez, M.D.

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Over the last year and a half, Shams Peerbhai has tried just about everything to cope with peripheral neuropathy, a cancer treatment side...

BY Ashley Rivera

My dad’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her 60s. But that was considered pretty normal at the time, so she didn’t...

BY Barbara Lewis

Until I was diagnosed with stage I triple-negative breast cancer in December 2016, I didn’t know much about immunotherapy. But as an executive assistant in MD Anderson’s Radiation Oncology department for more than 25 years, I’d heard the term used before by our doctors. I never thought that one day it would save my own life.

When I started my treatment, I joined a clinical trial being conducted by MD Anderson’s Breast Cancer Moon...

Triple-negative breast cancer survivor Barbara Lewis

BY Gloria Suau, M.D.

As a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Puerto Rico, I always tell my patients that in any situation, no matter how hard or difficult it...

BY Devon Carter

Being admitted to the hospital for complications related to cancer or your treatment can be scary and stressful. But hospitalists will help...

BY Anatole Karpovs, M.D.

As a pediatrician, I’m not sure if my familiarity with disease has made my fight against colorectal cancer easier or harder. What I can tell...

BY Devon Carter

A decade ago, pancreatic cancer was treated with five to six weeks of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Patients often experienced side...

BY William Wierda, M.D., Ph.D.

Because standard treatments have failed for so many patients, our goal at MD Anderson is to have a clinical trial available for everybody...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a high school soccer player, Alex Frankenfeld often heard his coach say, “Busca la forma,” which is Spanish for “Find a way.” Three years...

BY Carrick Terhune

After graduating from Purdue University in December 2016, I had no idea what I wanted to do professionally. But the “real world” was fast...

BY Scott Dumler

I am a numbers person. So, when my wife, Emily, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August 2013, I turned to the internet for some...

BY Steve Hamilton

An immunotherapy clinical trial at MD Anderson helped me beat stage IV melanoma almost five years ago. But the side effects I experienced...

BY Anatole Karpovs, M.D.

In April 2013, I was a 37-year-old pediatrician with a busy practice and a hectic family life. I didn’t have time to be sick. But when my...

BY Gauri Varadhachary, M.D.

Because I treat patients in MD Anderson’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Center and I have a special interest in pancreatic cancer, I often get asked...

BY Devon Carter

If you’ve researched cancer treatment options, you’ve probably heard of immunotherapy, which trains the immune system to attack cancer, rather...

BY Elizabeth Deligiannis

When I was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2009, I didn’t know anyone who had ever had the disease. So I was frightened, confused and didn’t...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Frances Arnoult had a double mastectomy, but she never had to see what she would have looked like without breasts. That’s because her MD Anderson...