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BY Julie Hildebrand, M.D.

As a physician, I never expected to be diagnosed with cancer myself — much less four times before age 50. But by the time I got to MD Anderson in September 2019, I’d already been treated for triple-negative breast cancer and chemotherapy-induced acute myeloid leukemia once. And I was on the cusp of relapsing with both.

I went to MD Anderson because the first stem cell transplant I got near my home in Wisconsin wasn’t keeping the...

Breast cancer and leukemia survivor Julie Hildebrand, M.D., wears a hat and smiles in Arches National Park

BY Alessandra Land

I was 14 weeks pregnant with my first child last fall when my right breast suddenly became very inflamed. At first, it was only the change...

BY Alessandra Land

When I was diagnosed with triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer in October 2020, it was jarring, to say the least. I was only 38&nbsp...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may already know you have many options when it comes to where to seek treatment.

But how do you determine which one is right for you? Does it depend on how close a location is to your home? The reputation of the doctor or the hospital where they work? How about access to clinical trials or the latest advances in treatment?

Wherever your priorities lie, here are six reasons...

Three stylized women with pink ribbons

BY Devon Carter

Can immunotherapy treat breast cancer? For certain patients, the answer is yes.

Two immunotherapy drugs — atezolizumab and pembrolizumab...

BY Sarah Hosea

Before my diagnosis in February 2019, no one in my family had ever had cancer. So we were all very surprised when I was diagnosed with triple-negative...

BY Sarah Hosea

I didn’t have any breast cancer symptoms until early 2019. Then, a lump the size of a lime popped up on my right breast, seemingly overnight...

BY Nicole Love

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at MD Anderson in January 2019, my biggest concern wasn’t actually my breasts. It was my heart. Because...

BY Meagan Raeke

In 2012, A few months after Nitin and Sharmila Vaidya celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sharmila found a lump in her right breast....

BY Donna DeVries

I wasn’t working at MD Anderson yet when I learned that I had triple-negative breast cancer in July 2009. But after hearing about two family...