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BY Betty Ashford

I’ve been treated for three different types of cancer at MD Anderson. The first one was a rare skull base tumor called mucoepidermoid carcinoma. It appeared as a bump on the roof of my mouth in April 2007. The second was breast cancer detected through a routine mammogram in June 2017. And the third was colorectal cancer found during a routine colonoscopy in July 2018.

The first and third cancers were caught early enough that I...

Three-time cancer survivor Betty Ashford

BY Bert Cutino

I am a three-opinion type of guy. Any time I need a job done, I always try to get three bids before making a decision. So, when I was diagnosed...

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...

BY Molly Adams

Under your skull, between your brain and the top of the neck, is an area called the skull base. The space is home to a platform where the brain sits. It’s also home to other important structures like blood vessels, nerves and your spinal cord. These nerves play an important role in how you see, hear, speak, swallow, breathe, taste and smell.

Skull base tumors can be anywhere inside this cavity. Because they can be so broad...

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BY Kevin Mouton

I’ve prepared for a lot of big moments and competitions in my 30 years of coaching college and high school basketball. But nothing could have...

BY Cyndi Graves

Before my husband, David, was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the nasal cavity called sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC...

BY April Clayton

When Robin Hollins was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer that begins in the lining of the nose and sinuses, she was eager to begin...

BY Jacob McCoy

I woke up one morning and noticed I was having trouble hearing in my left ear. I also had a loud ringing in that ear. I made an appointment...

BY Debbie Logan

I have suffered from migraines for 30 years. And to cope with the pain, I enjoy journaling. It helps me to distract myself and find clarity...

BY Robert Middlemist

I was a healthy 22-year-old with hopes of attending medical school when I asked my doctor to take my swollen lymph node seriously. A biopsy...