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BY Jennifer Meador

Cancer has been a part of my life practically from Day 1. 

I had to have my left kidney removed when I was just 4 months old, after being diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumor in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1971. Since then, I’ve had several recurrences of kidney cancer, and four additional cancer diagnoses: pheochromocytoma, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma and another type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma.

Cancer also...

9-time cancer survivor Jennifer Meador

BY Rebecca Howell, Ph.D.

I’ve never been diagnosed with cancer, but I still get screened at MD Anderson for both breast cancer and skin cancer every year. And I tell...

BY Meagan Raeke

Last updated March 18, 2022. 

When Bob Seibert reflects on the nearly one and half years since his stage IV melanoma diagnosis...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Though it happens very infrequently, sometimes people develop a second type of cancer in addition to the first. This could be due to a number of factors, including:

genetic mutations that can predispose someone to developing certain cancers, hereditary cancer syndromes that make people more likely to develop multiple cancers side effects of the therapies patients receive to treat their initial cancer diagnoses, and lifestyle choices...
Concept graphic of Black physician pointing to blood test results on a clipboard

BY Heather Alexander

Maintaining your health requires more than living a healthy lifestyle and keeping up with regular health care like screenings and check-ups...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Five-time cancer survivor Robert Clark has been through a lot in the past few years. But he believes firmly in two things: maintaining a positive...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that occurs in melanocytes, the cells that carry pigment.

But are there different types? How is it...

BY Jennifer Wargo, M.D.

As a cancer surgeon and researcher, I’ve poured my heart and soul into making a difference for patients over the past 20 years. Recently,...

BY Heather Alexander

Almost everyone has at least one mole, and you may already regularly check your moles for signs of change.

That’s a good idea since...

BY Ronda Wendler

Pam Blaine was on top of the world. She’d just graduated with a master’s degree in arts administration and landed a new job with the Utah...