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BY Sarah Zizinia

Britt Mayo has been coming to MD Anderson regularly since 2010, when he was first diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

“But when COVID-19 came around, it was a game-changer,” he says.

For 10 years and countless visits, he’d always come to MD Anderson with his wife, Diana.

“Neither of us were comfortable with me going to my appointments by myself,” Britt says. “She’s a great comfort to me and often remembers...

Leukemia survivor Britt Mayo and his wife, Diana

BY Diane Crutcher

In the spring of 2017, my husband Bill and I were getting ready to travel and do some charitable work. We’d finished raising our children...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

After completing a course of treatment, there are few words that sound better to a patient than “complete remission.” It’s an indication that...

BY Bill Crutcher

When I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis in March 2017, I didn’t know it was a bone marrow disorder that could turn into leukemia. All I knew was that I wanted to live, so I needed to figure out what to do next.

My wife, Diane, combed the internet for the best doctors, clinical trials and stem cell transplant centers. We spent the remainder of 2017 visiting seven of them across the country.

Ultimately, we chose MD Anderson...

Myelofibrosis survivor Bill Crutcher with stem cell transplant specialist Uday Popat, M.D.

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Mary Hernandez didn’t realize how sick she was when she came to the MD Anderson Emergency Center on March 30. The 41-year-old was still reeling...

BY Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D.

I think the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is one of the most serious – and important – times of our generation. Right now, as the U.S. heads...

BY Kelley Murfin

Since Robert Alvarado was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2014, his family has accompanied him to each appointment, from...

BY Devon Carter

Natural killer cells – or NK cells – are part of our immune system. They patrol our bodies for abnormal cells like cancer and destroy them...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients find hope in different ways. Some do it by reminding themselves that nothing lasts forever, and that this, too, shall pass...