BY David Dudak

When I got my second cancer diagnosis in early 2017, I was already going to MD Anderson regularly to see Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli. I’d been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) the year before after some bloodwork came back abnormal, and I went to MD Anderson on a friend’s recommendation.

At the time, Dr. Ferrajoli had recommended “watchful waiting,” as there was no real benefit to starting treatment until my symptoms...

Leukemia and male breast cancer survivor David Dudak and his wife, Clara