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Patient and Caregiver Stories

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At MD Anderson, we provide our patients with the best possible results in the most caring environment. And we’ll do the same for you. It’s been our mission for 70 years as we strive toward Making Cancer History®.

But don’t just hear it from us. The best illustration lies in the stories of our remarkable patients. You may have seen these cancer survivors on television or in print ads, as part of our Making Cancer History campaign. Here’s how they and their families coped with cancer, and how today they’re cancer survivors.

Bone Cancer

Kurt WeissKurt Weiss
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Tracey FerrinTracey Ferrin
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Brain Cancer

Gail GoodwinGail Goodwin
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Breast Cancer

Mary Issa ZwaldMary Issa Zwald
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Laurine SchulerLaurine Schuler
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Cervical Cancer

Jackie Golson
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Marisa RamirezMarisa Ramirez
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Colon Cancer

Sheila Lau
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James WileyJames Wiley
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Ewing's Sarcoma

Jacob RalstonJacob Ralston
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Germ Cell Tumor

Dave MasseyDave Massey
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Kidney Cancer

Hugo Robledo
Kidney Cancer
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Richard Johnson
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
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Denzel Persad
Pediatric Leukemia
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Linda Hall
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Eddie Saddler
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Lung Cancer

Fe Crawford
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James Williams
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Bill Crews
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DeWayne Hickman
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Debra GlobeDebra Globe
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Sandy Pierce
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Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Jerry ReidyJerry Reidy
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Neuroendocrine Tumor

Dale & Maria SittigDale Sittig
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Reggie BibbsReggie Bibbs
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Oral Cancer

Peter FinePeter Fine
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Ovarian Cancer

Kyndall TruettKyndall Truett
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Rebecca EsparzaRebecca Esparza
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Prostate Cancer

Joe LandryJoe Landry
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Peter TaaffePeter Taaffe
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George StrakeGeorge Strake
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Ronnie M. Ayers
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Thyroid Cancer

Joel DriverJoel Driver
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Uterine Cancer

Katherine Hale
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