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BY Caroline Frenzel

From the outside, most people can’t tell that my mom has cancer. She looks great in short hair, stays really active and gets lots of exercise. But the truth is, she has stage IV breast cancer, an advanced form of the disease that has now spread to her bones. Nobody knows how much longer she might live.

It’s really scary to think that my mom’s cancer has no cure. But she’s doing everything she can to fight it — and so am I....

Caroline Frenzel (right) and her mother, Alex, who has metastatic breast cancer

BY Devon Carter

You may know that a pulmonologist specializes in treating diseases like pneumonia and asthma, but these specialized doctors also play a key...

BY MD Anderson Staff

In May 2016, Victor Barreiro learned his melanoma, originally treated in his hometown of Mexico City in 2014, had returned and spread throughout...

BY MD Anderson staff

After doctors successfully removed a melanoma from J.P. Rodriguez’s back in 2006, he resumed his life – working, spending time with family and not thinking much about the disease.

But in 2008, J.P. began to experience headaches, weakness and even a blackout.

Doctors couldn’t figure out the problem until J.P.’s wife mentioned his cancer history during an ER visit. Knowing melanoma can spread, the doctor ordered an MRI. It...

Cancerwise blog post: Melanoma survivor undergoes brain tumor treatment four times to treat metastases

BY Meagan Raeke

A brain tumor diagnosis and treatment can bring many questions. That’s why John de Groot, M.D., co-leader of our Glioblastoma Moon Shot™,...

BY MD Anderson staff

When cancer spreads to the central nervous system, it usually goes to the brain tissue. In a small but growing number of cases, though, it...

BY Meagan Raeke

By the time Jennifer Weihe decided to try laser interstitial thermal therapy, or LITT, with neurosurgeon Ganesh Rao, M.D., she’d already been...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

If you ask Tracy E. Thomas, living with cancer becomes much easier when you learn to shift your focus to something else. For him, that’s meant...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Before Gail Barr was diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram in 2013, a slight thickening in her right breast was her only...

BY Marvin Crane

My name is Marvin Crane. I became a patient at MD Anderson’s Brain and Spine Center after removal of a metastatic renal cell carcinoma tumor...