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BY Ronda Wendler

As a horse trainer, Trey Bullinger spends hours in the saddle every day.  That’s why he blamed hemorrhoids when he noticed blood in his stool.

“Moving up and down on a horse can do that to you,” he says.

But Trey would soon learn that the bleeding was caused by rectal cancer, not hemorrhoids.

Rectal cancer symptoms provide a wake-up call

Trey’s story starts like that of many rectal cancer survivors. He...

Trey Bullinger herds cattle riding Blazer Lena Rey

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Getting a breast biopsy? You might be wondering what it is and how it works.

A breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a doctor...

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 receiving no treatment, and I knew the cancer was spreading throughout my body,” she says. “My husband and I were mentally at a very low point.”

Robbie was initially diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer in October 2013. She underwent treatment in her home state of South Carolina, but 2 years later...

Triple-negative breast cancer survivor Robbie Johnson and her husband are all smiles, thanks to a clinical trial

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

It had been two years since Billa Woollam’s last mammogram, and she knew she was long overdue for one. But it was a strange sensation in her...

BY Devon Carter

Because its symptoms are often vague, ovarian cancer can be hard to diagnose. And a definitive diagnosis requires a biopsy, which is best...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

In the early 2000s, Virginia Plett watched her mother and aunt successfully undergo breast cancer treatment at MD Anderson. So when the Kansas...

BY Laura Laster

When he was 15, my husband Jesse underwent a colectomy, a procedure that removed his colon. Jesse opted to do this after learning that he...

BY Mason Ermis

My name is Mason Ermis. When I was 9 years old, I began a journey that tested my courage and strength in ways I never thought possible. We...

BY Lori Baker

Some of cancer’s secrets are hiding in patients’ blood. Uncovering them involves only a simple blood draw.

MD Anderson is taking innovative...