Blog Policies and Guidelines

The M. D. Anderson Cancerwise blog is an online resource for cancer patients, caregivers, students and professionals created to offer current expert commentary from bloggers within the institution on treatment, prevention, research and other pertinent topics. The blog allows readers to react through comments and allows M. D. Anderson the opportunity to listen to and connect directly with the public.

M. D. Anderson Blog Management Code of Conduct
  • M. D. Anderson blog posts will be accurate and factual
  • M. D. Anderson will correct errors immediately and note corrections within the original post
  • M. D. Anderson blog posts will be written by members of the staff and faculty; they will not be penned anonymously or by entities unassociated with the institution
  • M. D. Anderson will reply to or forward e-mail or comments whenever appropriate
Blog Terms of Use

Guidelines for Commenting

Participation is encouraged, and comments and questions are welcome. For the safety of our patients, caregivers, students and staff and the integrity of the institution, there are a few rules to be aware of when posting a comment.

Although the blog is intended to give a broad view of treatment, research and life in general at M. D. Anderson the institution will not publish comments to posts that include personal information or diagnosis requests. Any questions regarding treatment or diagnosis should be posed to askMDAnderson.  Comments that are not compliant will not be approved and will be forwarded to askMDAnderson. The goal of askMDAnderson is to provide accurate answers in a secure environment, using credible resources and the expertise of the experts at M. D. Anderson. To submit your treatment-specific question directly to askMDAnderson visit and complete the secure form.

Comments: Monitoring, Editing and Rejection
To protect patient privacy and ensure comments are appropriate for all audiences, comments made to the blog will not appear within the blog until they have been reviewed by an internal moderator and approved to post. The blog is not monitored on a 24-hour basis, comments posted after 6 p.m. CST may take up to 12 hours to appear. 

The following comments are subject to editing or rejection:
•    Comments that include first and last names, locations or other personal or patient information
•    Comments including blatant profanity, racist, sexist, or derogatory content
•    Comments that are off topic  or SPAM
Comments will not be edited for typos, spelling errors or grammar. Requests to delete comments prior to posting remove comments can be sent to

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