BY Ronda Wendler

Musician Jeff Blankenship was playing guitar in the orchestra pit during a local theatre’s live production of “American Idiot” when he began experiencing severe stomach pains.

“I had to leave in the middle of the show,” he says. “That’s how bad it was.”

The pain, he soon learned, was caused by mantle cell lymphoma, a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Jeff had been diagnosed with and treated for the disease eight...

Photo of Jeff Blankenship playing the computer game he created

BY Marivel Preciado

I recently completed radiation therapy, but I’m still waiting to find out if it was successful in destroying a tumor that spread to my lung...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Last year, Primus Moore was among seven referees selected to officiate Oklahoma’s all-state high school football games.

“It’s inspiring...

BY Robbie Johnson

Before I enrolled in one of MD Anderson’s triple-negative breast cancer clinical trial in November 2016, I was in a dark place. I’d been re-diagnosed with breast cancer one year earlier, and doctors back home in South Carolina couldn’t get it under control. By the time I made it down to MD Anderson for a second opinion, my disease had spread to five areas of my body: shoulder, buttock, liver, lungs and rib.

Though I’m still undergoing...

Cancerwise blog post: Triple-negative breast cancer survivor remains positive during clinical trial for breast cancer treatment

BY Jessica Garcia

In the last five years, I’ve competed in 10 professional outrigger canoeing competitions across North and South America. I’ve also had stereotactic...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

A little over a year ago, Robbie Johnson was desperately searching for the right metastatic breast cancer treatment.

"I’d been...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jerry McLeary can recall the exact moment he just knew that his journey with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma would end happily.

BY Meagan Raeke

When the headache started, Tabatha Conway recognized it immediately. Although it had been 20 years since she first felt that headache, she...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jan de Chambrier had always envisioned herself as a mother to several children. In 1990, she and her husband were on their way to fulfilling...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Bryan Bump knows the importance of annual physicals. They’ve saved his life -- twice.

In August 2011, Bryan, then 49, underwent a physical...