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BY Lesley Zentz

When I was 10, one of my relatives came all the way from another state to get treated for breast cancer at MD Anderson. Another one got breast cancer treatment from a doctor near her home who works closely with MD Anderson faculty.

So, I knew exactly where to turn for help when I found out I had breast cancer last year. MD Anderson is just where you go when you have cancer. It’s the top cancer hospital in the country. And it’s...

Breast cancer survivor Lesley Zentz with her family

BY Lainie Jones

Genetic disorders can be really scary, but learning that I have one probably saved my life. It also led me to my current career. As a fundraiser...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Breast cancer remains one of the two most-common types of cancer in the world, according to the World Health Organization. It’s the fifth-leading...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Certain genetic changes, or mutations, can increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. These changes, known as hereditary cancer syndromes, can be passed down from parent to child. Hereditary leukemia is one of the newest areas our experts are studying.

Courtney DiNardo, M.D., and genetic counselor Sarah Bannon with MD Anderson’s Hereditary Leukemia Clinic are among a handful of health care providers worldwide specializing...

Courtney DiNardo, M.D., speaks with a patient

BY Cynthia DeMarco

How do you explain cancer — or the effects of cancer treatment — to a young child? How do manage everyday life when one of your own children...

BY Mary Ann Hellinghausen

It hasn’t stopped being fun yet – and that applies both to their science and their marriage.

Nancy Jenkins, Ph.D., and Neal Copeland...

BY Sarah Roder

I used to joke that I came to MD Anderson by mistake, because when I graduated from nursing school, I missed all the deadlines at the other...

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 Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....

BY Tara Kirk

In 2016, I found out that I had inherited a genetic mutation known as Lynch Syndrome from my mother, who’d died 26 years earlier from cancer...