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BY Lany Kimmons

When Cherie Sanders’ doctor in Amarillo diagnosed her with breast cancer, he described her tumor as “5 centimeters by 2.5 centimeters” and “the size of a walnut.”

These words left Cherie wondering what her tumor really looked like. Walnuts vary in size, so how big was it? Was it round or asymmetrical?

Cherie got answers at MD Anderson, where she sought a second opinion. Here, doctors provided her with a 3D-printed replica...

Doctors hold 3D printed replicas of breast tumors to help patients visualize the size, shape and location of their tumors within the breast.

BY Lany Kimmons

Five years after they got married, high school sweethearts Aly and Josh Taylor felt ready to grow their family. Aly had read that sore breasts...

BY Lany Kimmons

Kurt Gibson knows life is an amazing race. During his last semester of college, the 22-year-old ultimate Frisbee player began to notice that...

BY Lany Kimmons

Hashmat Effendi has spent much of her life organizing teams of medical professionals from the United States to travel to various developing countries. The teams perform surgeries for children with congenital deformities and severe burns.

Though she’s used to supporting others through difficult times, she never thought that she’d be the one in need.

In September 2015, she set off for a medical mission trip to Pakistan, but...

Cancerwise blog post: triple-negative breast cancer survivor Hashmat Effendi enrolled in a clinical trial at the end of her breast cancer treatment at MD Anderson.

BY Lany Kimmons

Katie Herwig was just 26 years old when a bump on her back started bothering her. She scheduled an appointment with her doctor, who removed...

BY Lany Kimmons

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “Acute” means that this leukemia can progress rapidly if not treated...

BY Lany Kimmons

Patients' fertility can be affected both during cancer treatment – when an unplanned pregnancy could be a serious problem – and later, if...

BY Lany Kimmons

In the summer of 2012, doctors removed a mole from Vince Leseney’s shoulder. After a biopsy, the musical theater voice instructor and actor...