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BY Cynthia DeMarco

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. Many want access to our cutting-edge treatments and our clinical trials. And some seek care here after hearing from friends or relatives about the compassionate care they received.

Here are 11 reasons our patients and caregivers shared with us in 2019 about why they chose MD Anderson. ...

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BY Cynthia Sanchez

When I found out I had thymoma — a rare tumor of the thymus gland — I knew I couldn’t stay in South Texas for my treatment.

I’d been...

BY Anna Masten Jackson

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...

BY Anna Masten Jackson

I have found a lot of new normals after my thymoma diagnosis. There is the new normal of a few aches and pains, reminders of surgeries past. There is the new normal of curly hair after years of mine being bone straight. There is the new normal of using vacation time to travel for medical care -- care for which I am so grateful!

Returning to MD Anderson for a checkup
Last week, we returned to MD Anderson for my checkup and...

BY Anna Masten Jackson

Finding out you have cancer brings so many questions to mind. Finding out you have a very rare cancer, like thymoma, brings even more -- and...

BY Anna Masten Jackson

You see it all around you: pink ribbons, pink hats, pink T-shirts. You can buy pink bracelets, pink bookmarks and pink watches. When I was...

BY Anna Masten Jackson

Discouragement is one of those common experiences that we have all faced at some time or another. But when you're fighting cancer, discouragement...

BY Anna Masten Jackson

Possibly one of the most concerning parts of cancer treatment is the idea of losing your hair. Talk about adding insult to injury. When I...

BY Anna Masten Jackson

In January 2013, I was diagnosed with stage IV invasive thymoma. Never heard of it? Don't feel bad, no one else I know has either. In fact...