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BY David Maddox

After retiring from a 35-year career teaching and coaching at my dream job, I’d planned to spend time with my wife, Joanna, and enjoy my favorite activities -- hunting, fishing and training my three Labrador Retrievers. Two months later, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

My prostate cancer diagnosis

After my brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011, I started getting annual prostate cancer screenings. For years...

Prostate cancer survivor and proton therapy patient David Maddox

BY Jason House

I believe everything happens for a reason. So, when I was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma — an aggressive type of brain cancer — in...

BY Krista Lusby

In 2016, my husband and I were trying to expand our family. A swollen lymph node almost derailed our plans entirely.

I’d felt the lump...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasing in many communities. But who actually needs coronavirus testing, and what types of tests are most accurate? What does the COVID-19 nasal swab test involve? And what does it mean if your test results come back negative?

We spoke with Micah Bhatti, M.D., to learn more.

How does COVID-19 nasal swab testing work?

The person conducting the test will insert a long...

Nurse wearing PPE administering COVID-19 nasal swab test

BY Danielle Underferth

Karen Basen-Engquist. Ph.D., has managed to stay physically active during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a recent...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Maribeth Holzer asked her family doctor about a curious lump in her right armpit, she never suspected it was follicular lymphoma...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

To help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and make it easier for patients to see a doctor without leaving home, MD Anderson...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Despite communities beginning to lift “stay home” orders during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, MD Anderson’s operations – including...

BY Ronda Wendler

Charles Salazar lives in New Jersey, but considers Houston his “second” home.

For four years, he and his wife, Debbie, have been traveling...

BY Ronda Wendler

Natalie Sanchez knows that entering a treatment center like MD Anderson for the first time can be very intimidating for a newly diagnosed...

BY MD Anderson staff

As states begin to lift coronavirus stay-at-home orders and reopen businesses, people are beginning to venture out in public more frequently...

BY Lyndsey Kilgore, M.D.

As a mom, fellow in breast cancer surgery and a former general surgery resident, I’m used to handling tough situations. But this past March...

BY Brooke Spacek

I’ve always been interested in critical care nursing. I find the complexity of caring for patients on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) invigorating...

BY Meagan Raeke

As we all face unprecedented changes and challenges brought by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, kindness matters more than ever....

BY Chavaun LeBlanc

Regular handwashing, consistent social distancing, wearing a mask in public, and frequent disinfection of high-touch objects remain the best...

BY Carol Porter, D.N.P.

When the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence...