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BY Lindsey Garner

Michelene Holmes was diagnosed with stage IIIA triple-negative breast cancer in January 2014 at 45 years old after she noticed a tightening in her left breast.

“When I heard the news that it was cancer, I felt terribly sad and embarrassed,” says Holmes, who is a program manager in Infectious Diseases at MD Anderson.

Thanks to the support of her family and friends, as well as her MD Anderson colleagues and care team, she...

Michelene Holmes standing outside with a lake behind her. She has one hand on her back and one on her leg. She is a Black woman with long black hair.

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...

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

Last updated March 22, 2022. 

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

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...