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BY Nicole Body

My husband, Wes, and I moved to The Woodlands — a suburb of Houston about 30 miles north of downtown — in September 2019. We made that decision primarily to be closer to MD Anderson. I am a survivor of a rare type of cancer called undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, and I need to be monitored closely in case of a recurrence.

By the time we finally moved to Texas, I thought I was done with cancer. MD Anderson had already saved...

Two-time sarcoma survivor Nicole Body and her daughter, Aurora

BY Nicole Body

It wasn’t until I attended a relative’s socially distanced birthday party last spring that I really let myself consider the possibility of...

BY Nicole Body

Cancer survivorship is not exactly what I thought it would be. It has brought both unexpected hardship and indescribable joy to my life. But...

BY Nicole Body

One year, cancer-free. It was hard to believe it, even as I typed those words on Dec. 13, 2018. I never knew I could feel so overjoyed to be rid of something I never thought I’d have in the first place.

But one year ago on that day, after finishing treatment for sarcoma, I was declared cancer-free by my doctors at MD Anderson. And every day since then has brought a little more healing, both physically and emotionally. At the same...

Sarcoma survivor Nicole Body with her husband, Wes

BY Nicole Body

One weekend in June 2017, I became incredibly ill. I’d faced digestive issues for three years, but this pain was different. By Monday, the...