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BY Sarah Zizinia

When Marie Chaplinksy went in for a checkup with her cardiologist in March 2017, she was surprised when she was called back to have her bloodwork done for a second time. Her test results showed that she was very anemic, and her doctor noticed other concerning markers.

After the second round of tests, her cardiologist suspected that she had cancer and referred her to MD Anderson.

Marie, now 71, set up an appointment at MD...

Multiple myeloma survivor Marie Chaplinksy holds up "last chemo" sign

BY David Maddox

After retiring from a 35-year career teaching and coaching at my dream job, I’d planned to spend time with my wife, Joanna, and enjoy my favorite...

BY Jason House

I believe everything happens for a reason. So, when I was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma — an aggressive type of brain cancer — in...

BY Krista Lusby

In 2016, my husband and I were trying to expand our family. A swollen lymph node almost derailed our plans entirely.

I’d felt the lump in my neck by chance one day, when I rubbed my hand along the underside of my jaw. I thought it was an abscess caused by a failed root canal.

It turned out to be advance stage high grade B cell lymphoma, a subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Though grateful not to be pregnant at the time...

Lymphoma survivor Krista Lusby holding her newborn daughter Morgan in the hospital

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated on July 10, 2020

Testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasing in many communities. But who actually needs...

BY Danielle Underferth

Karen Basen-Engquist. Ph.D., has managed to stay physically active during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a recent...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Maribeth Holzer asked her family doctor about a curious lump in her right armpit, she never suspected it was follicular lymphoma...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

To help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and make it easier for patients to see a doctor without leaving home, MD Anderson...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Last updated on July 14, 2020

Despite communities beginning to lift “stay home” orders during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

BY Ronda Wendler

Charles Salazar lives in New Jersey, but considers Houston his “second” home.

For four years, he and his wife, Debbie, have been traveling...

BY Ronda Wendler

Natalie Sanchez knows that entering a treatment center like MD Anderson for the first time can be very intimidating for a newly diagnosed...

BY MD Anderson staff

As states begin to lift coronavirus stay-at-home orders and reopen businesses, people are beginning to venture out in public more frequently...

BY Lyndsey Kilgore, M.D.

As a mom, fellow in breast cancer surgery and a former general surgery resident, I’m used to handling tough situations. But this past March...

BY Brooke Spacek

I’ve always been interested in critical care nursing. I find the complexity of caring for patients on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) invigorating...

BY Meagan Raeke

As we all face unprecedented changes and challenges brought by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, kindness matters more than ever....

BY Chavaun LeBlanc

Regular handwashing, consistent social distancing, wearing a mask in public, and frequent disinfection of high-touch objects remain the best...

BY Carol Porter, D.N.P.

When the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence...