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BY Lisa Garcia

Steve Olejniczak had been dealing with pain in his right hip for years before he saw a doctor in late 2019. When he did, doctors said he had arthritis or a hip flexor injury due to his active lifestyle. Steve underwent physical therapy, but the pain wouldn’t go away.

It wasn’t until Steve underwent an MRI with contrast in February 2020 that he got answers. The image showed a golf ball-sized tumor in his pelvis. His primary care...

Steve Olejniczak hiking in New Zealand with his family

BY Nicole Body

My husband, Wes, and I moved to The Woodlands — a suburb of Houston about 30 miles north of downtown — in September 2019. We made that decision...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A lump in your breast can sometimes be a sign of breast cancer. It could also be a harmless cyst, or a temporary change in breast tissue caused...

BY Devon Carter

Immunotherapy harnesses the natural power of the immune system and enhances its response to cancer. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are the most commonly used type of immunotherapy. There are several types, and they all work by interfering with mechanisms on a cancer cell or on a type of immune cell called T cells.

Recently, a new type of immune checkpoint inhibitor called a LAG-3 inhibitor was approved by the Food and Drug Administration...

Illustration of a tumor cell and a T cell and depictions of relatimab and nivolumab breaking the bond.

BY Adrienne DeNooyer

I have always enjoyed an active lifestyle, playing pickleball and taking long walks with my husband, Bill. But in April 2019, I started experiencing...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Much like adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas can develop in many locations, including the skin, lungs and cervix. 

Unlike...

BY Molly Adams

Taking care of a loved one with cancer can be hard, no matter your relationship. For adult children of cancer patients, the changing role...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You might know that flu season got off to an earlier start than usual this year or that the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is making a...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Arav Patil was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the spring of 2019, his parents, Komal and Rahul, were dumbfounded....

BY Sandy Goss

I always thought my husband would be the last one to receive a cancer diagnosis.  

Bill had always been very athletic and proactive...