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BY Bella Lawlar

I was about halfway through my cancer treatment for soft tissue sarcoma of the nasal cavity — a type of nasopharyngeal cancer —when I decided to get a tattoo. The tumor in my head was shrinking, and my prognosis was looking really good. I wanted to do something to memorialize the experience once I got past it.

At first, I thought I’d get a rainbow in front of a storm cloud, because in nature, you can’t really have one without the...

Nasopharyngeal cancer survivor Bella Lawlar shows the cancer strikethrough tattoo on her arm.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Nicola Sirito had a rare diagnosis – a soft tissue sarcoma on his spine – but his MD Anderson care team knew they could successfully...

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 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 the safety of new medicines and determine the most appropriate treatment dose. They also provide insight into how effective the treatment may be. The advances and insights gained through Phase I clinical trials plays a vital role in helping us bring the newest cancer treatments to more patients...

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 Lainie Jones

Genetic disorders can be really scary, but learning that I have one probably saved my life. It also led me to my current career. As a fundraiser...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

During the past year, dozens of our patients and caregivers have shared their stories with us. Some dealt with proving a terminal diagnosis...

BY Michelle John

I've always had to fight for my health. I had my left leg amputated at age 1 due to a birth defect, and I was born with the sickle...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Liposcarcoma survivor Tom Gattle has never let his amputated shoulder stop him from doing the things he loves. He goes fly fishing with a...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

How do you explain cancer — or the effects of cancer treatment — to a young child? How do manage everyday life when one of your own children...