Best of Cancerwise 2017: The most-read insights from our experts

Cancer often brings a lot of questions and unknowns, especially when it comes to treatment options, side effects and what to expect — and when. And even if you don’t have cancer, you may have questions about cancer symptoms or what to expect at your cancer screening exam. The good news is we have experts who can help answer all of these questions, and they did just that in 2017. Here are 10 of our experts’ most-read blog posts from this past year. They cover everything from sugar and cancer treatment to cancer treatment side effects to our Moon Shots Program to what to ask at your stem cell transplant consultation to common cancer symptoms and risk factors. Sugar and cancer treatment: 4 things patients should know There are a lot of myths surrounding sugar and cancer. But what do cancer patients really need to know? Get insight from MD Anderson dietitian Erma Levy.  Radiation therapy for cancer treatment: What to expect More than half of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy, but how does it work? Does it hurt? And what are the side effects? Learn everything you need to know from Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D. Cancer treatment side effect: Chemobrain Forgetful? Having trouble concentrating, or dealing with periods of slower thinking, mental confusion or “fogginess?” You’re likely dealing with a common side effect called chemobrain, which research confirms is real. Learn more in our Q&A with Jeffrey Wefel, M.D. MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program: 5 things to know While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon,...