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BY Sarah Zizinia

A new cancer diagnosis can change your priorities and day-to-day routines. Many patients and their caregivers feel a range of emotions, including shock, sadness, anger, disappointment and confusion. The added anxiety of awaiting test results and appointments can cause even more stress.

“Having an emotional response to a cancer diagnosis is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation,” says licensed clinical physcologist Catherine...

Illustration of a woman with orange hair and blue shirt sitting on the ground while hugging a pink heart.

BY Sarah Zizinia

Arthur Sulkin believes a series of personal experiences put him in a unique position to deal with what he calls “the trauma of cancer.”

BY Sarah Zizinia

After she’d been sick with flu-like symptoms for several weeks, Kirsti Hoopingarner decided to see her doctor. She’d been having trouble breathing...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Becky Post began having digestive issues in 2012, she chalked them up to stress from work and recent international travel. It wasn’t until her best friend pointed out that the issues had been going on for several months that Becky decided to see a doctor.

During the appointment, Becky’s doctor noticed that her thyroid was enlarged, which imaging tests confirmed. Becky was referred immediately to a surgeon near her home in...

Medullary thyroid cancer survivor Becky Post with her children

BY Sarah Zizinia

Cancer patients can experience a wide range of side effects. For some, migraine headaches can have a big impact on their quality of life.<...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Annette Rios was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, doctors told her they’d need to amputate her right leg just below...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Britt Mayo has been coming to MD Anderson regularly since 2010, when he was first diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

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BY Sarah Zizinia

Many cancer patients and their families rely on support groups to help navigate cancer and manage their mental and emotional health. That’...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Marie Chaplinksy went in for a checkup with her cardiologist in March 2017, she was surprised when she was called back to have her bloodwork...

BY Sarah Zizinia

In early 2009, Hilary McQuiston-Fall was enjoying an active lifestyle full of outdoor activities in San Francisco, California. But when the...