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BY Ronda Wendler

Julia Pitts knew something was wrong when, at age 62, she started bleeding and cramping.

“I thought when my menopause ended years earlier, my bleeding was over, too,” says the retired high school teacher.

A biopsy solved the mystery. Julia had uterine cancer. The condition occurs when cells in the endometrium – the inner lining of the uterus – start to grow out of control.

After undergoing a hysterectomy, chemotherapy...

Uterine cancer survivor Julia Pitts

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 Charlene Upshaw

As an MD Anderson employee, and someone who has worked in clinical research for many years, I know how important cancer screening exams are...

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 done for a second time. Her test results showed that she was very anemic, and her doctor noticed other concerning markers.

After the second round of tests, her cardiologist suspected that she had cancer and referred her to MD Anderson.

Marie, now 71, set up an appointment at MD...

Multiple myeloma survivor Marie Chaplinksy holds up "last chemo" sign

BY MD Anderson Staff

Last updated on July 14, 2020

Despite communities beginning to lift “stay home” orders during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

BY Ronda Wendler

Charles Salazar lives in New Jersey, but considers Houston his “second” home.

For four years, he and his wife, Debbie, have been traveling...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Like many people, Suzanne Damann has had to curtail her activities due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Social distancing and...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients often need regular doctor visits, both to receive treatment and to have their progress and side effects monitored and managed...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative type of cancer treatment. During this procedure, doctors perform a surgery...

BY Morgan Romero

I’ve been living with papillary thyroid cancer since 2012. If it weren’t for MD Anderson, I might not be able to say that. Because when I...