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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wearing a mask when out in public is one of the easiest ways to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, especially by those who may be infected and not yet realize it.

But it’s not just adults who need to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kids do, too.

So, how young is too young to wear a mask? Why do some children resist it so fiercely? And how can parents get their kids more comfortable with wearing...

Two teddy bears wearing face masks

BY Meagan Raeke

Abbey Kaler’s earliest memories of MD Anderson aren’t exactly fond ones. It’s the place she returned to dozens of times for follow-up care...

BY Monica G. Saenz

My stepson Roberto Saenz was heading to junior prom in 2009 when his brain tumor symptoms began. As he rode in the limo, he started to...

BY Brenna Huckaby

After losing most of my right leg at age 14 in November 2010 due to osteosarcoma, it was really hard for me to give up gymnastics. It had been my whole life up until then, and I’d been good enough at it that I was on track for a college scholarship.

But when the nagging knee pain I’d had for about a year turned out to be bone cancer instead of a sports injury, my parents and I came to MD Anderson. There, we met with Dr. Valerae...

Osteosarcoma survivor and professional snowboarder Brenna Huckaby holds hand over heart

BY Rayne Parker

Cancer is a really big deal, but I never thought about it like that because no one in my family had ever had it before. Then my twin sister...

BY Sara K. Parker

When our daughter, Aaliyah, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at age 9 in November 2016, my husband and I were singularly focused on her...

BY Sara K. Parker

When my daughter Aaliyah was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in November 2016 at age 9, I was shattered, vacillating hourly between two nearly...

BY Aaliyah Parker

In November 2016, when I was 9 years old, I was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. My parents took me to MD Anderson, where I had chemotherapy...

BY Katie Brooks

You see them walking the skybridge: some people wearing patient identification wristbands, some people wearing employee badges. But there...

BY Zachary Grubbs

In high school, I didn’t have much of a social life. I had trouble with insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, depression and apathy. As time went on...