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BY Ronda Wendler

Teresa and Billy Mayo have shared almost everything during their 46-year marriage. But the couple recently shared something they never anticipated: breast cancer.

Teresa was diagnosed in 2018, and Billy in 2020.

“We thought we were done with breast cancer when Teresa finished treatment,” Billy says. “It never occurred to me that I could get breast cancer, too.”

Mammogram signals the first signs of trouble

The...

Breast cancer survivors Teresa and Billy Mayo stand holding hands beside and MD Anderson Cancer Center sign.

BY Ronda Wendler

When you agree to genetic testing, you expect a yes or no answer:  yes, you have an abnormal change in a gene that increases your cancer...

BY Ronda Wendler

Pam Blaine was on top of the world. She’d just graduated with a master’s degree in arts administration and landed a new job with the Utah...

BY Ronda Wendler

As one of off-road motorcycle racing’s greatest legends, Destry Abbott is used to pushing his body to the limit. That’s why he knew something was amiss when he began feeling exhausted and in pain five years ago.

“My family doctor thought I might have chronic fatigue syndrome or Lyme disease,” he says. “But not this.”

“This” was acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL – an aggressive cancer of the blood and bone marrow....

Motorcycle champion Destry Abbott poses with his wife, Charlotte. Both are smiling with arms around each other.

BY Ronda Wendler

Last updated July 30, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, several variants of the virus have emerged. But the one named delta is...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Jorge Castillo’s back began to ache, he thought he’d injured himself at work.

“I install and repair electrical power grids, so...

BY Ronda Wendler

Not long after moving into her new house, Dana Evans noticed an itchy red spot on her left breast.

“I’d seen a few spiders in the house...

BY Ronda Wendler

Steve Castellaw got much more than a haircut when he went to see his stylist. He also got the first clue that led to his lung cancer diagnosis...

BY Ronda Wendler

Lynn Hill practices what she preaches. As a coach for one of the country’s top weight loss and wellness programs, Lynn, 66, cooks nutritious...

BY Ronda Wendler

Drew Huggins still gets emotional when he recalls the day clinical trial coordinator Jing Yang phoned him with some good news that changed...