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BY Sister Shirley Vaughn

When I was first diagnosed with Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in 1989, there weren’t that many treatment options available. The 5-year survival rate was only about 20%, too, which meant that just one out of every five people diagnosed with the disease would still be alive five years later. 

Remarkably, I am still here, 33 years after my own diagnosis. And my leukemia remains in complete remission. For that...

33-year leukemia survivor Sister Shirley Vaughn

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ethan Tepera was only 13 years old when he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in October 2011. He’d been pale and feeling nauseated...

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 Cynthia DeMarco

Wally Dawid will never forget the day he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

The date was May 13, 2004. It also happened to be his oldest son’s 25th birthday.

“It was like, ‘Happy birthday! I’ve got leukemia,’” Wally says.

CML diagnosis leads to emergency surgery

As unwelcome as the CML diagnosis was, it didn’t come as a complete surprise. Wally had known something was seriously wrong for about...

Cancerwise blog post: allogeneic stem cell transplant survivor and volunteer Wally Dawid

BY Mel Mann

In December 1997, Interferon -- the only available treatment to hold back my terminal chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) -- was failing me. After...

BY MD Anderson

Throughout the past year, our cancer patients have shared stories of their challenges and trials while revealing their determination, spirit...

BY Mel Mann

In January 1995, I sauntered into a Michigan doctor's office to get the results of some tests I had taken to find the cause of my back pain...

BY Lucy Richardson

Newlyweds Harry and Marie Moore have a lot in common.

They both share a strong faith in God, enjoy music and being outdoors, and...

BY Justin Ozuna

Before proposing to Katie, I couldn't stop thinking about how the proposal would align with my cancer diagnosis and the uncertainty of my...

BY Justin Ozuna

Justin Ozuna lives in Dallas and was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in January 2006. His mission is to capture the ups and downs...