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BY John Chattaway

At age 62, Tom Jackson was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The diagnosis is common among men his age, so he took it in stride.

But shortly before Tom was scheduled to have his prostate removed, he discovered a lump on his neck. A biopsy and CT scan of the lump revealed that Tom also had squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

“Prostate cancer for any man over the age of 60 is acceptable...

Cancerwise blog post: Tom Jackson, HPV, squamous cell carcinoma, tonsil cancer

BY John Chattaway

When Jameisha Brown was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma, a type of b-cell lymphoma, her 8-year-old mind reasoned that it couldn't be too...

BY John Chattaway

As a part of MD Anderson's mission to end cancer, we're aspiring to raise the first tobacco-free generation. It's this goal that led to the...

BY John Chattaway

At 37 years old, a stage 3 triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis is tough to swallow. If you're a working mother of twin boys, one of them with special needs, a triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis can be even more daunting.

So, for Bree Sandlin, coming to MD Anderson for her triple-negative breast cancer treatment was the only choice there ever was.

Bree's triple-negative breast cancer treatment
"When I...

Bree Sandlin and Family

BY John Chattaway

Options. That's all Richard Ware wanted when he was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a form of leukemia, in July 2013.

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BY John Chattaway

"I still do my spray tans. I still use my creams. I still go in the sun. Only I now wear sunscreen, hats, glasses -- everything I'm supposed...

BY John Chattaway

"Hold on. I can feel it getting better. Hold on. Be strong. Can you feel it getting better?"

These words of hope and...

BY John Chattaway

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. That means it's a great time to think about scheduling a colonoscopy if needed.<...