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BY Richard Bagdonas

It all started in October 2018 during a trip to Mexico. I consumed a fruit that caused me to become ill. Upon my return to the U.S., my doctor referred me to a gastroenterologist, who performed a colonoscopy. Everything looked fine, except for minor inflammation on my intestinal walls, but my doctor decided to do a biopsy.

Results from the biopsy later told the larger story. I was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare form...

Richard Bagdonas holding up pink sock.

BY Molly Adams

Mantle cell lymphoma was classified as a separate type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1992. Since then, it’s historically been one of the most...

BY Ronda Wendler

Charles Salazar lives in New Jersey, but considers Houston his “second” home.

For four years, he and his wife, Debbie, have been traveling...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jerry McLeary can recall the exact moment he just knew that his journey with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma would end happily.

He was driving down the road with his wife when he smelled a skunk. When he asked her if she smelled it, she replied, “Yeah, isn’t that terrible?”

“No, it smells good to me,” Jerry remembers saying.

About a year earlier, Jerry had suddenly lost his sense of smell and taste, and the ability...

Cancerwise blog post: Mantle cell lymphoma survivor Jerry McLeary

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Random nose bleeds and unexplained bruises were Edgar Villalta’s first clues that something was wrong. Then little red dots appeared all over...

BY Karen Fore

As a volunteer with CanCare and myCancerConnection, MD Anderson's one-on-one program that connects cancer patients and caregivers with others...

BY Becky Remetta

Steve and I dated when we were in our 20s. We always had a great time together, but I was completely surprised when he asked me to marry him...

BY Stewart Miyamoto

In winter 2001, I had this full feeling in my tummy. Kind of like I feel after eating Thanksgiving dinner. But the bloated feeling wouldn't...