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BY Devon Carter

Can immunotherapy treat breast cancer? For certain patients, the answer is yes. “And we hope it will work for more in the future,” says breast medical oncologist Bora Lim, M.D.

Although immunotherapy has been successful in treating some cancers like melanoma, colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, it hasn’t shown as wide success in treating breast cancer yet. “It's hard because breast cancer is very smart,” Lim says...

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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 members’ positive experiences there and then becoming a patient myself, I really, really wanted to.

The thing that drew me in most was MD Anderson’s Core Values: Caring, Integrity and Discovery. I saw them listed everywhere at MD Anderson, particularly in the elevators. They explained the...

Breast cancer survivor Donna DeVries

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve just received a breast cancer diagnosis, you probably have a lot of questions: What type of breast cancer do I have? How advanced...

BY Susan Calloway, Ph.D.

I’d hoped that being a non-smoker who breastfed four children and never used hormone replacement therapy might protect me from developing...

BY Uniqua Smith, Ph.D.

As a former nurse in MD Anderson’s Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), I felt pretty familiar with breast cancer surgery. So, I thought I knew...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lori Shults didn’t know much about clinical trials when she first came to MD Anderson in May 2017. “I thought they involved some people getting...

BY Ilyasha Hosea

After being diagnosed with stage III triple-negative breast cancer in the summer of 2017, I was treated at MD Anderson with a combination...

BY Ilyasha Hosea

I never expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24. So, when I found a mass in my left breast in the summer of 2017, I wasn’t really...