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Cover Story 

Born to beat cancer

Marit Peterson may be genetically predisposed to melanoma, but the disease was no match for the young survivor and her team.

MD Anderson's Melanoma Moon Shot is building upon the Petersons' more than $1 million of support in a campaign to reduce melanoma deaths.


 Click on the image to watch a video about Marit and her mother's cancer journeys from diagnosis to survivorship. 

Survivors Say

Never give up

Paula Schuetz, of Pearland, is the mother of three. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010, her team has seen her into remission twice, and she's confident she'll be in remission for a third time soon. She says her children give her the strength to fight, and MD Anderson gives her the power. Her mantra as a caregiver, cancer patient and survivor: Never, never, never give up!