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BY Matthew Saunders

After a series of nosebleeds in 2005, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called olfactory neuroblastoma. I had surgery to remove the skull base tumor in my sinus cavity, followed by radiation therapy. I was then cancer-free for almost 15 years.

But in September 2019, I discovered a lump on the side of my neck. The cancer had returned and spread to my lymph nodes.

An MRI confirmed that the tumor had returned...

Skull base tumor survivor Matthew Saunders with his family

BY Charlene Upshaw

As an MD Anderson employee, and someone who has worked in clinical research for many years, I know how important cancer screening exams are...

BY Alyssa Warr

I was working as a physician assistant in California when my husband’s job moved us to Singapore. About a year after we got there, I started...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Cindy Stueber was supposed to be helping her daughter, Shelby, look at wedding dresses and elegant up-dos. Instead, she was making plans to help Shelby cut her hair, which, once long and thick, was now thinning and sparse from medulloblastoma treatment.

There would be time for those up-dos later, Cindy reminded herself. Shelby’s brain tumor had been removed after her medulloblastoma diagnosis a month earlier, and the brain tumor...

Medulloblastoma survivor Shelby Stueber and her mother, Cindy

BY Marc O'Connor

I discovered I had cancer in July 2018, after going to my doctor about a bump on my neck. I had no cold-like symptoms, so my doctor referred...

BY David Maddox

After retiring from a 35-year career teaching and coaching at my dream job, I’d planned to spend time with my wife, Joanna, and enjoy my favorite...

BY Chuck Martinez

Before my lung cancer diagnosis in 2007, I didn’t know anything about proton therapy. But then I came to MD Anderson for a second opinion...

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...

BY Dusty Bailey

I’ve been an educator for 16 years and a high school librarian for eight. I teach kids how to do research, so I know how to find stuff online...

BY Devon Carter

Pencil beam scanning, also called scanning beam, is the most advanced type of proton therapy. Only a few millimeters wide (the width of a...