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BY Nicole Body

It wasn’t until I attended a relative’s socially distanced birthday party last spring that I really let myself consider the possibility of becoming a mom. My adorable nephew, Easton, was turning a year old. And about halfway through the celebration, my husband, Wes, caught my eye, and mouthed, “I want one.”

My heart clenched, because secretly, I did, too. The problem was, I didn’t know if I could give that to him.

Two years...

Nicole and Wes Body, with a sonogram of their baby

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling...

BY Amanda Hack

When my son, Sawyer, was just two years old, we started to notice that he had swelling on the left side of his face. I saw what looked like...

BY Christine Pena

In Sept. 2019, I discovered a rock-hard bump on my son Logan’s chest. The next day, an X-ray revealed a soft tissue mass on his chest. A CT scan showed two additional masses on his chest. By Oct. 2019, a biopsy confirmed a Ewing’s sarcoma diagnosis.

Logan did not show the genetic markers of Ewing’s sarcoma, but he had several gene mutations. I started researching as much as I could. I wanted to know everything I could about his...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Annette Rios was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, doctors told her they’d need to amputate her right leg just below...

BY Ronda Wendler

Growing up in El Paso, Jon Filbert loved collecting autographed Major League Baseball trading cards.

“I really was into it, and I still...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Studying new cancer therapies through clinical trials is essential for progress in cancer care. Phase I clinical trials are designed to evaluate...

BY Lainie Jones

I’ve been coming to MD Anderson for almost 11 years now, because I have a rare genetic condition called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. It puts me at...

BY Eva Suarez

Discovering I had bone cancer when I was only 12 forced me to mature very quickly. Doctors found a growth about the size of an orange in my...

BY Molly Adams

Losing bone density is common as you age, when cells that help rebuild bones aren’t replaced as quickly. Because of this, your bones may become...