BY Ivana L. Camarillo

I've been a fighter since I was a baby. As a childhood cancer survivor, strength runs through my blood and every cell I have.

At 9 months old, I was diagnosed with infant leukemia. At 1, I received a cord blood transplant at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital. I finished all active treatments for my cancer when I was 5, and I have now been cancer-free for 10 years.

Undergoing childhood leukemia treatment

Childhood leukemia survivor Ivana Camarillo recalls how going through childhood cancer has shaped her.