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BY Meagan Raeke

At the time of her breast cancer diagnosis, Teresa Serbia knew she was overweight.

“After I was fortunate enough to become a survivor, I realized I needed to change my lifestyle,” says Teresa, who weighed more than 200 pounds at her heaviest. MD Anderson’s Active Living After Cancer program not only helped her trim down to 170 pounds, but also provided community support and taught her how to work through common challenges faced...

Instructor leading a virtual Active Living After Cancer exercise class on Zoom

BY Devon Carter

When found early, breast cancer can often be treated successfully. “90-97% of patients with early stage breast cancer are alive and well even...

BY Molly Adams

Overcoming cancer can bring a new perspective on life – and health. Your body needs nutrients to stay healthy and to limit the long-term side...

BY Lillian Dooies

I first came to MD Anderson in January 2013, after being diagnosed in Florida with acute myeloid leukemia. I didn’t know it at the time, but I would remain in Houston for eight months.

I arrived at MD Anderson on a Tuesday morning, and met with my doctors and underwent tests all week. By late Friday night, I was being admitted to the hospital. My first round of chemotherapy began just a few hours later. I continued to receive treatment...

Acute myeloid leukemia survivor Lillian Dooies

BY Nicole Body

Cancer survivorship is not exactly what I thought it would be. It has brought both unexpected hardship and indescribable joy to my life. But...

BY Nicole Body

One year, cancer-free. It was hard to believe it, even as I typed those words on Dec. 13, 2018. I never knew I could feel so overjoyed to...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Courage. Hope. Love. Faith. Strength. Wisdom. These are a few of the gifts that our cancer survivors shared with us on Cancerwise this past...

BY Elizabeth Deligiannis

When I was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2009, I didn’t know anyone who had ever had the disease. So I was frightened, confused and didn’t...

BY Nicole Luckett

As a nurse navigator at MD Anderson in The Woodlands, I get to connect with breast cancer patients just as they’re contacting MD Anderson...

BY Mary Kay Dauria

The first time I went to the myCancerConnection Cancer Survivorship Conference after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I remember feeling...