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BY Jacqueline Mason

Here are seven things cancer patients should know about coronaviruses, including the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first detected in Hubei province, China.

What is a coronavirus?

Human coronaviruses are a family of viruses that are found throughout the world. There are seven known types. Four of those types (229E, NL63, OC43 and HKU1) cause only mild or moderate upper-respiratory illness, such...

Rendering of coronavirus, COVID-19

BY Guy Lipof

It’s unlikely you’re ever going to meet anyone quite like my wife. For one thing, Susie is a two-time brain cancer survivor. That alone makes...

BY Constance Porter, Ph.D.

I’d always heard that people should wait a year before volunteering at MD Anderson, so they could make sure they were “over it” after finishing...

BY Lisly Chery, M.D.

People never want to be just a number, a chart or a diagnosis. They want their doctors to know them — to see them as real people and not just as patients.

That’s why the first thing I do when I meet a new patient is listen. I want to hear people’s stories, so I can find out what they’ve been through that has gotten them to this point.

Whether it’s an abnormal lab result, a suspicion of cancer, or a late-stage diagnosis that...

Lisly Chery, M.D.

BY Chuck Martinez

Before my lung cancer diagnosis in 2007, I didn’t know anything about proton therapy. But then I came to MD Anderson for a second opinion...

BY Molly Adams

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that’s most commonly found in the lining of the lungs or abdomen, but it can also start in the lining of the...

BY Thomas Aloia, M.D.

Since becoming a doctor, one of the most important things I’ve learned is that the more we can lower patients’ anxiety levels, the better...

BY Constance Porter, Ph.D.

When I first lost my hair due to breast cancer treatment, I often heard people say, “Don’t worry. It’s only hair.” The implication was that...

BY Lauren Graves

My doctor didn’t notice anything unusual during my well-woman exam in February 2018. When I felt a lump in my breast two months later, I wasn...

BY Lainie Jones

Genetic disorders can be really scary, but learning that I have one probably saved my life. It also led me to my current career. As a fundraiser...

BY Callie Glaves

I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I became an aunt at a very young age, and I loved taking care of my nieces and nephews. I worked at a child...

BY Katie Brooks

Georgia Wilson, 24, remembers the first time she shared her own cancer experience to help someone else. She was sitting in the lobby of MD...