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BY Eva María Cárdenas

With cancer treatment — as with life — you can only make decisions based on what you know at any given moment. But new information becomes available every day, so you have to stay flexible. That’s why I’m glad I went to MD Anderson for my breast cancer treatment.

I live in Austin, and when I was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer, a lot of people asked why I wasn’t getting treated locally. But I’ve known for years that MD...

Breast cancer survivor Eva María Cárdenas

BY Craig Carson

Jennifer Smith didn’t come to MD Anderson first for her breast cancer treatment, but she wishes she had. After she’d undergone treatment at...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Frances Arnoult had a double mastectomy, but she never had to see what she would have looked like without breasts. That’s because her MD Anderson...

BY David M. Adelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Working with breast cancer patients can be a challenge. Because while some are coming to us for the very first time for their treatment, others have already received treatment — including one or more surgeries — elsewhere.

That means they may already be dealing with pain, scarring or other side effects, all of which we need to take into account before deciding on a plan of action. That’s why, at MD Anderson, we tailor our treatment...

Breast cancer plastic surgeon David M. Adelman, M.D., Ph.D.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Sometimes our surgeons must perform life-altering surgeries to remove cancer. And, in many cases, cancer surgeries have the potential to dramatically...

BY Cheryl Ratliff

When I received a phone call about an abnormality discovered during my mammogram in December 2016, I didn’t think much of it. I was prone...

BY Terry Arnold

Maybe I’m a late bloomer. After being diagnosed with triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in August 2007, I had a double mastectomy...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Rebecca Stedman believes that every experience had in life serves a purpose, and cancer is no exception.

“Just as I felt like I was...

BY Brittany Cordeiro

When Suzanne Callahan first came to MD Anderson in 1997, she was a terrified 38-year-old mother with stage IIIB breast cancer in her left...

BY Estelle Racusin

After my double mastectomy in 2002, I vividly remember running on the beach and hearing some teenagers making fun of my child-like figure....