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BY Kirsten Arendes

The past few months have been a little hard for me. For one thing, there’s the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For another, I was diagnosed with clear cell endometrial carcinoma — a rare type of uterine cancer — in late July.

I don’t think I fully grasped what that combination would mean until I was about to start chemotherapy at 体育app The Woodlands.

My first infusion there was scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 2. My younger...

Uterine cancer survivor Kirsten Arendes wearing a mask

BY Sarah Hosea

I didn’t have any breast cancer symptoms until early 2019. Then, a lump the size of a lime popped up on my right breast, seemingly overnight...

BY Devon Carter

B-cell lymphoma isn’t one disease. There are about 63 subtypes, with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being the most common. A chemotherapy...

BY Mark Teague

Cancer runs in my family. My mom alone has lost three of her sisters to the disease. So, when I heard a doctor tell me, “You have throat cancer,” I just went numb.

But I’m a pragmatist. So, once my mind got a handle on that, I asked the doctor about my prognosis. At first, he paused, and my heart dropped into my feet. But then he said my prognosis was excellent, because we’d caught the cancer fairly early and I’d never been a smoker...

Throat cancer survivor Mark Teague

BY Meagan Raeke

At the time of her breast cancer diagnosis, Teresa Serbia knew she was overweight.

“After I was fortunate enough to become a survivor...

BY Devon Carter

New and better cancer treatments are discovered through clinical trials. By joining one, patients get access to the most cutting-edge treatments...

BY Rob Gales

In spring 2017, I went in for a routine physical and heard the words that no guy wants to hear: “You have late-stage aggressive prostate cancer...

BY Lorena Bueno

In early 2018, my husband, Guillermo, wanted to participate in an IRONMAN competition near our home in Quito, Ecuador. A blood test during...

BY Heather Alexander

If medical tests cause you anxiety, you’re not alone. It’s common to feel stress or worry in anticipation of medical tests, during these tests...

BY Devon Carter

First emerging almost three decades ago, monoclonal antibodies are changing the way doctors treat cancer and other illnesses, including COVID...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

For patients with pancreatic cancer, the benefits from immunotherapy treatments with immune checkpoint inhibitors or cell therapies have been...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

More than 16,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year. Roughly 75% of those will be men.

...

BY Devon Carter

CAR T cell therapy has changed the way aggressive B-cell lymphoma is treated. Previously, when patients had a second recurrence after receiving...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In 2013, Sandy Fontan was a 53-year-old marathon runner in tip-top shape. She maintained a healthy diet and ran between 25 and 30 miles a...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Last updated on Nov. 13, 2020

Immunotherapy is a treatment option for a growing number of cancers. Unlike traditional treatments like...

BY Ronda Wendler

Like clockwork, Katherine Moreno gets a cold every year. It always leads to bronchitis, then asthma.

“I don’t go anywhere without a...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Maintaining proper nutrition during cancer treatment is important. When cancer patients struggle with this, a feeding tube can be a solution...

BY Nancy White

In September 2014, I developed a cough that would not go away. It seemed to get worse at night. From that September until March 2015, I tried...

BY Eva María Cárdenas

With cancer treatment — as with life — you can only make decisions based on what you know at any given moment. But new information becomes...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Minimal residual disease (MRD) is a term commonly used with blood cancers that describes a small fraction of cancer cells that remain or come...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Your sister’s tiny outdoor wedding is less than two months away. Your nephew’s family-only backyard birthday party — complete with bounce...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Bibi Philippou complained to her family doctor two years ago about hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding, the doctor scheduled a colonoscopy...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

With infection rates on the rise around the world and cooler temperatures driving people back indoors, we’re seeing the start of a fall and...

BY Devon Carter

When found early, breast cancer can often be treated successfully. “90-97% of patients with early stage breast cancer are alive and well even...

BY Bradd Bump

Prostate cancer runs in my family. My father, older brother and twin brother are all prostate cancer survivors. I received my own diagnosis...

BY Danielle Underferth

Colorectal cancer is on the decline. Experts chalk that up to more people getting their regular colonoscopies, which can actually prevent...

BY Heather Alexander

A detox for your body can sound like a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to do all they can to remove toxins from their system?

Marketers...

BY Danielle Underferth

Regular screening mammograms detect breast cancer?early when they are easiest to treat successfully. But can a screening test called...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Trena Robertson’s left hip began aching, she visited an orthopedic specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown.??

BY Rochelle Manning and Lesley Bailey

For patients with complex head and neck tumors, proton therapy allows us to treat the tumors effectively while minimizing the radiation dose...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Layered on top of our genes is an additional set of information -- the epigenome, which is important for many cellular activities. Disruption...

BY Lany Kimmons

When Cherie Sanders’ doctor in Amarillo diagnosed her with breast cancer, he described her tumor as “5 centimeters by 2.5 centimeters” and...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Although a tumor may start from a single cancer cell, it can eventually become millions of cells with unique characteristics. This diversity...

BY Mark Zindler

In early 2019, I was almost seven years out from my original melanoma diagnosis. I’d been living cancer-free since having surgery and radiation...

BY Mark Teague

When I moved to central Louisiana for my job as a high school football coach in 2016, I starting hearing great things about MD Anderson almost...

BY Molly Adams

Though you may not suspect it from the name, small cell lung cancer is among the most aggressive types of lung cancer.

Most small cell...

BY Shannon Hillegeist

"People are going to want to do something for you. It may be hard to accept their 'help,' and sometimes their 'help'...

BY Ronda Wendler

Ever since Robin Birthisel was diagnosed with a slow-growing type of multiple myeloma 10 years ago, she’s experienced unpleasant side effects...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Got plans for a big Thanksgiving Day celebration? Not so fast.

Before you send out those feast invitations or make those travel arrangements...

BY Catherine Wright

I was pregnant with my second child when I began having constipation. It turned out to be my first symptom of rectal cancer, but I didn’t...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President Carol Porter, D.N.P., formed her first impressions of 体育app as a Magnet appraiser in...

BY Devon Carter

Clinical trials are how progress is made in medicine. “They’re really essential to drive our ability to deliver better cancer care,” says...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve caught and recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be wondering what that means. Are you immune to the virus now? Can...

BY Jo Ann Foster

My husband, Gary, had been healthy and active before he began complaining of a backache at age 67. Then he started having trouble swallowing...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Whether you’re itching to take a vacation, wanting to visit extended family and friends for the holidays, or needing to travel for cancer...

BY Devon Carter

Steroids are a natural part of your body. They’re hormones that help regulate your body’s reaction to infection or injury, the speed of your...

BY Bob Wilkes

In 2012, my dermatologist in South Carolina noticed a bump on my cheek. A biopsy showed that I had stage IV?melanoma.?

We...

BY Molly Adams

We’re all spending more time at home these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many parents, that means kids are spending more time with...

BY Beth Norris

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at age 48, after some blood work from an annual checkup came back a little wacky.

My doctor said...

BY Heather Alexander

Your body depends on vitamin D. And one of the ways to get it is by being outside. That’s because the sun’s UV rays activate vitamin D production...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Today, treatment for throat cancer isn’t just focused on removing the cancer. Now that most patients successfully overcome the cancer, doctors...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Weight loss is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. But sometimes, the opposite happens — and patients end up packing on the pounds...

BY James Thomas

Before I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I considered clinical trials a last-ditch effort.

In my mind, they were only for people...

BY Danielle Underferth

If you were planning to run that 5K for your favorite charity or tackle a marathon this year, don’t despair. The COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

All of the DNA in our cells is organized into complex structures called chromosomes, which consist of our genetic material coiled around many...

BY Gregg Davis

At my annual physical in 2019, a blood test showed my PSA levels had increased. I was also experiencing symptoms such as frequent need to...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Studies show that wearing a mask properly and consistently practicing good social distancing can significantly reduce the spread of the coronavirus...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

In the last decade, immunotherapy has become a viable treatment option for many cancer patients. Unlike radiation and chemotherapy, immunotherapy...

BY Ciara Toth

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?reached Houston earlier this year, I was already expecting it to affect my?leukemia treatment...

BY Molly Adams

Mantle cell lymphoma was classified as a separate type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1992. Since then, it’s historically been one of the most...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Self-diagnosis has never been an exact science. But with the coronavirus (COVID-19) now added to the mix, figuring out what those sniffles...

BY Heather Alexander

Your risk for cancer is linked to many factors, and some people are at greater risk than others.

Certain ethnic groups and people with...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Fall is here, and that’s got many people thinking about Halloween and other autumn activities. But as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

BY Devon Carter

Can immunotherapy treat breast cancer? For certain patients, the answer is yes. “And we hope it will work for more in the future,” says breast...

BY Ronda Wendler

Growing up in El Paso, Jon Filbert loved collecting autographed Major League Baseball trading cards.

“I really was into it, and I still...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare cancer diagnosed in about 1,200 patients annually in the U.S. Because it’s often a silent disease, many...

BY Debbie Logan

I have suffered from migraines for 30 years. And to cope with the pain, I enjoy journaling. It helps me to distract myself and find clarity...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Studying new cancer therapies through clinical trials is essential for progress in cancer care. Phase I clinical trials are designed to evaluate...

BY Molly Adams

Now that we’re several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are feeling the emotional toll of the uncertainty, worry and dramatic...

BY Emily Aldrich

When I learned six years ago that I carry a genetic mutation called CDH1, my initial response was anger. I had just gotten married, and my...

BY Ronda Wendler

Since childhood, Birdia Churchwell has been fascinated by science.

“I was interested in the why, so I spent my time reading, asking...

BY Nicole Love

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 体育app in January 2019, my biggest concern wasn’t actually my breasts. It was my heart. Because...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

In cancer, there are often large-scale deletions, rearrangements or other disruptions to our genetic information, which lead to a phenomenon...

BY Meagan Raeke

Your body is home to trillions of microbes. These bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms impact everything from how you process food...

BY Lainie Jones

I’ve been coming to 体育app for almost 11 years now, because I have a rare genetic condition called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. It puts me at...

BY Molly Adams

When you’re undergoing cancer treatment, it’s important to get the right care at the right time – especially when it comes to seeking emergency...

BY David Dudak

When I got my second cancer diagnosis in early 2017, I was already going to 体育app regularly to see Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli. I’d been...

BY Emily Aldrich

In 2014, I learned that I carry a genetic mutation called CDH1, which markedly increases my risk of developing breast and stomach cancers....

BY Meagan Raeke

For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutations, targeted therapy with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has...

BY Danielle Underferth

If you’re due for a mammogram, it’s important that you choose the facility wisely.

Getting the most accurate mammogram results possible...

BY Andrew Joseph Pegoda, Ph.D.

As a neurofibromatosis survivor, I’m already in a high-risk group for contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). So, even though I’ve never had...

BY Ronda Wendler

Lung cancer?is by far the?leading?cause of?cancer?death. Each year,?more?people die of?lung cancer...

BY Brissa Castillo

For as long as I can remember, my mom has been a source of strength. She’s my comforter, advisor, mentor and role model.

But in 2017...

BY 体育app Staff

At 体育app, the health and safety of our patients and employees is our top priority every day. That's why we plan and prepare for...

BY Kelly Calagna

Alexa DiVenere was 17 years old when doctors removed her right lung and pericardium, the protective membrane surrounding her heart.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

With the Food and Drug Administration recently issuing emergency use authorization for a new method of saliva sample processing, you may be...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Diagnostic imaging is a powerful tool for clinicians and researchers to see cancer in the body, enabling them to distinguish between benign...

BY Constance Porter, Ph.D.

As a long-time asthmatic and a recent breast cancer survivor, I’m already at high risk of developing serious complications if I get an upper...

BY Kelley Murfin

When surgeons removed a cancerous tumor called a liposarcoma from Dan Ratliff’s pelvis, they also removed an artery and vein in his leg that...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Another flu season is right around the corner. And this year, we’re expecting to face it in the midst of a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

BY 体育app Staff

If you’ve ever prepared for a hurricane, you probably already know the basics. A flashlight, extra batteries, rain gear, medications, a first-aid...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Ginger Head was 56 years old and healthy when she was diagnosed with stage IV?lung cancer?in 2017. She was floored. The retired...

BY Eva Suarez

Discovering I had bone cancer when I was only 12 forced me to mature very quickly. Doctors found a growth about the size of an orange in my...

BY Robert Middlemist

I was a healthy 22-year-old with hopes of attending medical school when I asked my doctor to take my swollen lymph node seriously. A biopsy...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Studies show that cloth and medical-grade face masks can cut down on coronavirus droplet spread by 80% or more.

“So, if everyone wore...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

The morning of his esophageal cancer surgery, Dustin Pruett kissed his wife goodbye on the skybridge outside the Rotary House Hotel.

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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

In August 2015, Judith Smith was diagnosed with a type of breast cancer called mixed ductal and lobular carcinoma. A week later, her sister...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated Sept. 14, 2020

As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to rise, more people are wondering when we’ll have a vaccine —...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Less than a year after three scientists won the 1962 Nobel Prize for unraveling some of DNA’s mysteries, Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., became one...

BY Molly Adams

Starting a new relationship may be the last thing on your mind after a cancer diagnosis, or while you’re going through treatment. But for...

BY Meagan Raeke

In 2012, A few months after Nitin and Sharmila Vaidya celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sharmila found a lump in her right breast....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Whether it’s due to pain from a growing tumor, swallowing difficulties caused by radiation therapy, or the nausea, loss of appetite or mouth...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated Aug. 25, 2020

Cleaning your hands regularly remains one of the simplest and most-effective defenses against illnesses...

BY Ronda Wendler

Julia Pitts knew something was wrong when, at age 62, she started bleeding and cramping.

“I thought when my menopause ended years earlier...

BY Matthew Saunders

After a series of nosebleeds in 2005, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called olfactory neuroblastoma. I had surgery to remove the...

BY Meagan Raeke

This week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated cervical cancer screening guidelines for individuals at average risk. They now...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Does social distancing effectively prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

New research from 体育app...

BY Danielle Underferth

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, the HPV vaccine may not seem like a priority for parents worried about keeping their...

BY Molly Adams

Sexuality is part of living a fulfilling life, but sometimes a cancer diagnosis or treatments can affect desire, arousal or sexual function...

BY Beverly Morrison

I was diagnosed with early stage melanoma last summer. And my husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma this past...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

More than 2 million Americans will learn they have some form of skin cancer this year. It’s the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in...

BY Ronda Wendler

Steve Castellaw got much more than a haircut when he went to see his stylist. He also got the first clue that led to his lung cancer diagnosis...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Britt Mayo has been coming to 体育app regularly since 2010, when he was first diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

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BY Meagan Raeke

As our patients and caregivers know, cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19. And that means you shouldn’t stop getting your cancer screenings either...

BY Diane Crutcher

In the spring of 2017, my husband Bill and I were getting ready to travel and do some charitable work. We’d finished raising our children...

BY 体育app Staff

Penile cancer is rare in the U.S., with only about 2,200 new cases diagnosed each year. But in many cases, men put off seeing a doctor until...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise worldwide, there’s been a lot of talk about herd immunity and how...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A growing body of evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes?COVID-19,?may be airborne — meaning tiny bits of...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A new school year is approaching for many children. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues.

So, is it safe to send your...

BY Danielle Underferth

The American Cancer Society recently updated its guidelines for preventing cancer. Among the recommendations: Don’t drink alcohol.

...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

After completing a course of treatment, there are few words that sound better to a patient than “complete remission.” It’s an indication that...

BY Charlene Upshaw

As an 体育app employee, and someone who has worked in clinical research for many years, I know how important cancer screening exams are...

BY Alyssa Warr

I was working as a physician assistant in California when my husband’s job moved us to Singapore. About a year after we got there, I started...

BY Rachel Lynn, M.D.

Handwashing, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, social distancing, wearing masks and staying at home are the best tools we have right now to...

BY Christopher Plummer

The first time my little sister, Erica Nowell, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in 2005, she was still a teenager and I was deployed overseas...

BY Meagan Raeke

During the past three years, you may have seen anti-smoking advertisements sponsored by the tobacco industry on television, in newspapers,...

BY Marty Reeder

I’m a professional martial artist, so I’m very aware of my body and live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why it took me by surprise when I was...

BY Bill Crutcher

When I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis in March 2017, I didn’t know it was a bone marrow disorder that could turn into leukemia. All I knew...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated Oct. 22, 2020.

As the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions continue to rise, so, too, does...

BY Robert Harris

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and colorectal cancer. I was treated at 体育app...

BY Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D.

If you’ve been feeling even more stressed than usual lately, you’re not alone. Many of us are struggling with so-called quarantine fatigue...

BY Peter WT Pisters, M.D.

Since Memorial Day weekend, our nation has seen a sharp increase in the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Here in the nine-county...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Cindy Stueber was supposed to be helping her daughter, Shelby, look at wedding dresses and elegant up-dos. Instead, she was making plans to...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Patient Care Technician Raymond Alex Jr., is known in 体育app’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and around the hospital for sharing inspirational...

BY John Hyatt

I worked at 体育app for 16 years as a program manager in Employee Health & Wellbeing before retiring in 2015. So, I knew that it was...

BY Natalie Salas

In January 2019, my husband, Santiago, began experiencing mild stomach problems. He described it as a pulling sensation in his abdomen. He...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Many cancer patients and their families rely on support groups to help navigate cancer and manage their mental and emotional health. That’...

BY Chris Golding

Without their Native American guide, Sacagawea, to lead them, early American explorers Lewis and Clark might never have survived their journey...

BY Marc O'Connor

I discovered I had cancer in July 2018, after going to my doctor about a bump on my neck. I had no cold-like symptoms, so my doctor referred...

BY Lindsey Garner

Kasey Marsh has always been a creative person. She ran her own professional photography business for over a decade, and has drawn and painted...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Ewing’s sarcoma survivor Erica Nowell learned that her older brother, Chris Plummer, had cancer earlier this year, she was shocked. But...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

After almost three months of social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be itching to get out and enjoy...

BY Lesley Zentz

When I was 10, one of my relatives came all the way from another state to get treated for breast cancer at 体育app. Another one got breast...

BY Welela Tereffe, M.D.

Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, my personal life involved a lot of socializing. I’d travel at least twice a month — sometimes...

BY Fernando Martinez, M.D.

Our cancer patients need approximately 200 units of red blood cells and 600 units of platelets each day. 体育app Blood Bank depends on...

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated Aug. 11, 2020

Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because their immune systems...

BY Lizzy Simonian

I never had any?neuroendocrine tumor symptoms before my diagnosis. In fact, I went in for surgery for something else altogether.
...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wearing a mask when out in public is one of the easiest ways to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, especially by those...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Marie Chaplinksy went in for a checkup with her cardiologist in March 2017, she was surprised when she was called back to have her bloodwork...

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...

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

Last updated on July 10, 2020

Testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasing in many communities. But who actually needs...

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, 体育app...

BY 体育app Staff

Last updated on Aug. 11, 2020

Despite communities beginning to lift “stay home” orders during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

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 体育app 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...

BY Ronda Wendler

Shelly Ward is a trailblazer. As one of only a few female airplane pilots with the U.S. Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration...

BY Kelly Calagna

“You are not alone.” These are just a few of the kind words that Donya’ Easterly came home to find posted on her front door recently....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Mary Hernandez didn’t realize how sick she was when she came to the 体育app Emergency Center on March 30. The 41-year-old was still reeling...

BY Ronda Wendler

While George Chang, M.D., battled the cough, high fever and severe body aches caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), his immune system was...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Like many people, Suzanne Damann has had to curtail her activities due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Social distancing and...

BY Molly Adams

As we each do our part to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by practicing social distancing and staying home, many...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As more people recover from the novel coronavirus and seek to resume their normal activities, there’s been a lot of talk about testing for...

BY Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D.

I think the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is one of the most serious – and important – times of our generation. Right now, as the U.S. heads...

BY Higdon Compton

I was first diagnosed with kidney cancer in spring 2019. I had a chest X-ray because I’d recently quit smoking. My lungs were OK, but the...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Want to help a friend or loved one facing cancer during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but not sure how?

“Cancer patients...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated Oct. 13, 2020

Have you heard the one about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t nearly as bad as catching the flu? How...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated on June 24, 2020

The best things you can do to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are practicing social...

BY Ronda Wendler

Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many cancer patients and caregivers were already experiencing insomnia. And now, the added challenges...

BY Clara Fowler

News headlines about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic seem to change by the minute. And it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the massive amounts...

BY Ronda Wendler

Callie Piper is a planner with a capital “P.” And nothing thrown her way during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed that....

BY Kelley Murfin

Since Robert Alvarado was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2014, his family has accompanied him to each appointment, from...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Over the course of their 33-year marriage, Jack ("Pat") and Cindy Chamberlain have faced many challenges. Jack lost his job right...

BY Peter WT Pisters, M.D.

Like everyone, the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted my work life and daily routines. As president of 体育app,...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As we practice social distancing to protect ourselves and others during the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s easy...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Mara Antonoff, M.D.’s children have been hand-delivering encouragement to her patients regularly, ever since the cardiothoracic surgeon joined...

BY Lori Baker

Completing cancer treatment is a big deal. Frequently, it’s celebrated through a bell ringing ceremony with family and care team members....

BY Allison Rosen

When I was undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer about eight years ago, it was really important that I stay away from other people, especially...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated July 17, 2020

The novel coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – has introduced many new terms to our vocabulary: from “...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

By now, most cancer patients and their caregivers know the basic precautions they can take to minimize the risk of contracting the 2019 novel...

BY Allison Hemer Jochetz

My husband, John, and I had only been married 45 days when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma on Sept. 1, 2017. Hurricane Harvey loomed over...

BY Molly Adams

With the constant stream of information surrounding the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it’s easy to feel stressed or anxious....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients often need regular doctor visits, both to receive treatment and to have their progress and side effects monitored and managed...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated June 29, 2020

Some cancer patients take medications that suppress their immune systems as a part of their treatment. That...

BY Lesley Zentz

As a general rule, I don’t take medicine unless I absolutely have to. I’ve never been one to swallow an aspirin at the first sign of a fever...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As a cancer caregiver, you may be wondering how you can protect your loved one from infection — particularly with the 2019 novel coronavirus...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative type of cancer treatment. During this procedure, doctors perform a surgery...

BY Morgan Romero

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