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BY Ronda Wendler

When Trena Robertson’s left hip began aching, she visited an orthopedic specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown.  

“The doctor said I might have arthritis,” Trena recalls. “He prescribed some pain and anti-inflammatory medications, but they didn’t help.”

Little did Trena know that her painful hip was not arthritis, but instead was a symptom of multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that develops in the bone...

Trena Robertson sitting at her kitchen counter

BY Beth Norris

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at age 48, after some blood work from an annual checkup came back a little wacky.

My doctor said...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Maribeth Holzer asked her family doctor about a curious lump in her right armpit, she never suspected it was follicular lymphoma...

BY Devon Carter

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions about your health.

Sometimes, turning to the internet can lead to bad information or confusion. To help you find accurate answers to your questions, we spoke with our experts on many topics this past year. They shared insights on trending topics in cancer, the latest in cancer treatment and how...

Glioblastoma expert Dr. Shiao-Pei Weathers looks at a brain scan

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma or children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia have...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

A patient writes, “The Astros will win the World Series next year,” in bold print as Jaquelin Velasquez watches. The clinical nurse in Lymphoma...

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Seeking additional treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presented a challenge for Emily Dumler in 2013.

At the time, she and her husband...

BY Scott Dumler

I am a numbers person. So, when my wife, Emily, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August 2013, I turned to the internet for some...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell...