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BY Ronda Wendler

Curtis Crump is serious about staying in shape. With his job, he has to be.

“I’m an airplane and helicopter pilot with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department,” he explains. “I conduct aerial surveillance that helps officers on the ground track down and catch criminals on the run. It’s demanding work, and physical fitness is a requirement.”

But Curtis wasn’t always so healthy. Four years ago, doctors found neuroendocrine...

Neuroendocrine tumor survivor Curtis Crump standing in front of a sheriff's department airplane

BY Ishwaria Subbiah, M.D.

Deciding where to receive treatment is one of the most critical decisions you can make when you receive a cancer diagnosis.

So, how...

BY Kris Sokolowski

The running joke in my family is that I’m always at the doctor’s office. I’ve never missed a checkup since I was in my early 20s. And I go...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hairy cell leukemia is a rare blood cancer diagnosed in only about 1,000 people each year in the United States. Usually slow-growing, it’s considered a chronic form of leukemia. That means it involves mature cells: in this case, a type of white blood cell called B cells. 

To learn more about how hairy cell leukemia is diagnosed, what symptoms to look for, and how it’s treated, we checked in with leukemia specialist Farhad...

Close-up medical illustration of hairy cell leukemia in the bloodstream

BY Meagan Raeke

Over the last decade, the three-year survival rate for lung cancer has increased dramatically. That means more people are living longer after...

BY Jaystan Davis

I was just coming off of my first year playing college basketball in August 2021 when I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer.&nbsp...

BY Jon Hendren

I’d never heard of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) before I was diagnosed with it in November 2019. So, I didn’t know it was a bone marrow...

BY Linda Fernandez

My mom died of breast cancer when she was just 51. A lot of other people in my family have been diagnosed with cancer, too. So, I always kind...

BY Betty Ashford

I’ve been treated for three different types of cancer at MD Anderson. The first one was a rare skull base tumor called mucoepidermoid carcinoma...

BY Maude Veech

After Ron Speidel retired, he and his wife, Brenda, ventured around the U.S. in their RV for nine years.

“Then I got the big C,” says...