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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 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 Kelly Agent

Some people think you can only get breast cancer from your mother’s side of the family. But that’s a myth. Breast cancer can come just as...

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 done at the time of surgery. But MD Anderson’s Ovarian Cancer Moon Shot™ is focused on finding new ways to detect the disease earlier, when it’s easier to treat.

We spoke with Anil Sood, M.D., co-leader of the Ovarian Cancer Moon Shot, to learn about the latest advances in ovarian cancer diagnosis...

Cancerwise blog post: Dr. Anil Sood discusses ovarian cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, as well as MD Anderson's Ovarian Cancer Moon Shot.

BY Jane Mooney

Two summers ago, my daughter Claire was about to start her freshman year at the University of Alabama. So, I thought being a 54-year-old empty-nester...

BY Ashley Rivera

When I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in January 2017, my biggest fear was how my kids would be affected.

My husband and...

BY Jenny McCarthy

I’m lucky. Because although I’ve worn the all-too-familiar MD Anderson patient wristband off and on since July 2015, I’ve never actually had...

BY Brittany Cordeiro

When Suzanne Callahan first came to MD Anderson in 1997, she was a terrified 38-year-old mother with stage IIIB breast cancer in her left...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Twin sisters Ana and Roxana Lopez were only 17 when their mother died of breast cancer. Over the next eight years, several of their aunts...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

As Barb White has learned, life’s other challenges don’t stop when you’re diagnosed with cancer.

In February 2014, Barb -- then age...