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BY Kristi Nelson

If you were faced with something bigger and scarier than you initially knew how to deal with, how would you handle it? Would you sit back and do nothing, because the challenge of addressing it seemed too overwhelming? Or, would you put up a fight and try to control the parts that you could?

When my father-in-law, John Nelson, was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in February 2019, he chose the latter. And I am so...

Kristi Nelson and her father-in-law, John, a leukemia survivor

BY David Dudak

When I got my second cancer diagnosis in early 2017, I was already going to MD Anderson regularly to see Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli. I’d been...

BY Sarah Zizinia

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

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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 from the chronic lymphocytic leukemia diagnosis she’d received just a month earlier from Jan Burger, M.D., Ph.D.

Then, she discovered she had COVID-19-related pneumonia, a respiratory infection caused by the novel coronavirus.

“I don’t think I really took it all in,” she says. “I...

Leukemia survivor Mary Hernandez leaves the MD Anderson COVID-19 ICU

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 Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Sandra Hurley was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) back in 1997, an Ohio-based oncologist gave her two to four more...

BY Devon Carter

A stem cell transplant is often the best option to treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow...

BY Dan Rooker

In 2007, I noticed the lymph nodes under my jaw were swollen. But it took more than two years and a routine trip to the dermatologist to get...