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BY Julie Hildebrand, M.D.

As a physician, I never expected to be diagnosed with cancer myself — much less four times before age 50. But by the time I got to MD Anderson in September 2019, I’d already been treated for triple-negative breast cancer and chemotherapy-induced acute myeloid leukemia once. And I was on the cusp of relapsing with both.

I went to MD Anderson because the first stem cell transplant I got near my home in Wisconsin wasn’t keeping the...

Breast cancer and leukemia survivor Julie Hildebrand, M.D., wears a hat and smiles in Arches National Park