After she’d been sick with flu-like symptoms for several weeks, Kirsti Hoopingarner decided to see her doctor. She’d been having trouble breathing, so her doctor ordered a chest X-ray and a CT scan.
The results showed a mass on Kirsti’s thymus gland. The 29-year-old was shocked. Her mother had been diagnosed with thymoma when she was 46.
Kirsti had a biopsy of the mass done near her home in Illinois. While her local...
Cancer patients come to MD Anderson for many reasons. Some want the expertise of the nation’s top hospital for cancer care for cancer care...
My husband and I recently made the familiar journey to MD Anderson
again. It was time for another check-up. Since I was diagnosed with
stage IV thymoma in 2013, this has become a normal part of our life.
We do labs and scans, and then prayerfully meet with doctors, hoping
for good news.
These trips always remind me of the frightening reality of cancer. On days like these, I reflect on the lessons I have learned from cancer. There...