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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 in for everything. If my elbow hurts or I get the sniffles, I’m calling right away for an appointment. If something’s wrong, I’d rather know now when I can still do something about it than when it’s too late and I can’t. 

That’s why it’s so ironic that I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal...

Stage IV colorectal cancer survivor Kris Sokolowski on a hilltop in Bora Bora, with the ocean in the background

BY Molly Adams

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know they can also vary in density? Breasts are composed of fat and glandular breast tissue...

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 Dorcas Powell

On Oct. 13, 2014, I received the news that I had inflammatory breast cancer. Everything my local doctor said right after that sounded like Charlie Brown’s teacher in a Peanuts cartoon. I just went numb for about 10 seconds.

Once I got past the numbness, I felt angry and calm all at once. Unlike many women with inflammatory breast cancer, my cancer was discovered during a routine mammogram. I was almost 57 at the time, but I had...

Inflammatory breast cancer survivor Dorcas Powell smiles at the camera. She is wearing glasses and has long, dark hair over one shoulder.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’re age 45 or older, your doctor may have already talked to you about the need to start getting a colonoscopy to check for polyps.&nbsp...

BY Rebecca Howell, Ph.D.

I’ve never been diagnosed with cancer, but I still get screened at MD Anderson for both breast cancer and skin cancer every year. And I tell...

BY Sarah Pattison

I was 41 when I found out I had breast cancer. 

One day, I was carting around two teenagers and a preschooler, running our small...

BY Heather Alexander

Maintaining your health requires more than living a healthy lifestyle and keeping up with regular health care like screenings and check-ups...

BY Heather Alexander

In many cases, women spot signs of breast cancer outside of regular breast cancer screenings. In fact, paying attention to changes in your...

BY Naresh Aggarwal, M.D.

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I was determined to find the best care and treatment. As an orthopedic surgeon, I have traveled...