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BY Charlene Upshaw

As an MD Anderson employee, and someone who has worked in clinical research for many years, I know how important cancer screening exams are and the benefits they offer when it comes to early detection. Even being armed with this knowledge, I still skipped my mammogram for two years. I was guilty of doing what so many women do: focusing on caring for other people.

Thankfully, I finally scheduled a screening mammogram in 2019, and...

Breast cancer survivor and proton therapy patient Charlene Upshaw

BY Alyssa Warr

I was working as a physician assistant in California when my husband’s job moved us to Singapore. About a year after we got there, I started...

BY Rachel Lynn, M.D.

Handwashing, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, social distancing, wearing masks and staying at home are the best tools we have right now to...

BY Christopher Plummer

The first time my little sister, Erica Nowell, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in 2005, she was still a teenager and I was deployed overseas in Iraq. My family felt it best not to tell me at the time. They wanted me to stay focused on getting home safely.

It took me a while to make peace with that decision, though I knew they were only acting in my best interests. Back then, I wasn’t in a position to help or support my sister...

Siblings and sarcoma survivors Chris Plummer and Erica Nowell

BY Meagan Raeke

During the past three years, you may have seen anti-smoking advertisements sponsored by the tobacco industry on television, in newspapers,...

BY Marty Reeder

I’m a professional martial artist, so I’m very aware of my body and live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why it took me by surprise when I was...

BY Bill Crutcher

When I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis in March 2017, I didn’t know it was a bone marrow disorder that could turn into leukemia. All I knew...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated July 2, 2020.

As the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions continue to rise, so, too, does...

BY Robert Harris

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and colorectal cancer. I was treated at MD Anderson...

BY Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D.

If you’ve been feeling even more stressed than usual lately, you’re not alone. Many of us are struggling with so-called quarantine fatigue...