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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Cindy Stueber was supposed to be helping her daughter, Shelby, look at wedding dresses and elegant up-dos. Instead, she was making plans to help Shelby cut her hair, which, once long and thick, was now thinning and sparse from medulloblastoma treatment.

There would be time for those up-dos later, Cindy reminded herself. Shelby’s brain tumor had been removed after her medulloblastoma diagnosis a month earlier, and the brain tumor...

Medulloblastoma survivor Shelby Stueber and her mother, Cindy

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As we practice social distancing to protect ourselves and others during the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s easy...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative type of cancer treatment. During this procedure, doctors perform a surgery...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Faye Hood was training for a half-marathon in 2017, when the active then-70-year-old received a stomach cancer diagnosis.

While she put her half-marathon goals on hold for stomach cancer treatment, she knew it was exercise that helped her stay otherwise healthy and made her a strong candidate for an aggressive clinical trial involving heated chemotherapy -- also called hyperthermic intraperitoneal perfusion with chemotherapy (HIPEC...

Stomach cancer survivor Faye Hood

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Lymphedema is a common cancer treatment side effect that can cause swelling in a patient’s arm or leg. It may lead to discomfort, pain and...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Kay Atten’s dreams revolved around her four children. In 2005, her two sons and two daughters were on the edge of adulthood, and she wanted...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Liposcarcoma survivor Tom Gattle has never let his amputated shoulder stop him from doing the things he loves. He goes fly fishing with a...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When Adam Schoen first noticed he was losing his sense of taste, his wife, Claire, wasn’t too worried. She also wasn’t fazed shortly after...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When Patricia Lines came to MD Anderson for her first appointment in 2012, she was impressed by the way all the different parts of her care...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

At 26, small cell ovarian cancer was the last thing on Tabby Soignier’s mind. She wasn’t familiar with ovarian cancer symptoms, but she knew...