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BY Meagan Raeke

Over the last decade, the three-year survival rate for lung cancer has increased dramatically. That means more people are living longer after a lung cancer diagnosis.

Evelyn Saunders Webb, a retired cardiology nurse who lives in San Antonio, is part of that progress. But when she was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2014, a good outcome wasn’t a given.

Evelyn’s lung cancer is driven by a rare mutation...

Evelyn Saunders Webb standing outside in front of a house.

BY Maude Veech

After Ron Speidel retired, he and his wife, Brenda, ventured around the U.S. in their RV for nine years.

“Then I got the big C,” says...

BY Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D.

Immunotherapy represents a new paradigm in cancer care. It’s really an entirely new mechanism for treating cancer. We're not targeting...

BY Richard Bagdonas

It all started in October 2018 during a trip to Mexico. I consumed a fruit that caused me to become ill. Upon my return to the U.S., my doctor referred me to a gastroenterologist, who performed a colonoscopy. Everything looked fine, except for minor inflammation on my intestinal walls, but my doctor decided to do a biopsy.

Results from the biopsy later told the larger story. I was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare form...

Richard Bagdonas holding up pink sock.

BY Meagan Raeke

Last updated March 18, 2022. 

When Bob Seibert reflects on the nearly one and half years since his stage IV melanoma diagnosis...

BY Bert Cutino

I am a three-opinion type of guy. Any time I need a job done, I always try to get three bids before making a decision. So, when I was diagnosed...

BY Mallory Parrish

Cancer doesn’t run in my family, so when I noticed a small swelling on my collar bone in March 2020, I just shrugged it off. I travel a lot...

BY Meagan Raeke

Dane Clark is still a lung cancer patient, but it doesn’t interfere with his daily life anymore.

“It’s about as simple as it can be...

BY Rolando Vedia

When I enrolled at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2017, I never expected to write most of my master’s thesis...

BY Mallory Parrish

I knew I was responding well to my stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma treatment when the grapefruit-sized tumor in my chest began getting noticeably...