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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 for the last two cancers.

Growing up, I learned never to change horses midstream. That’s why I keep coming back to MD Anderson. I’ve been working with its doctors now for seven years, and with Dr. Janet Tu at MD Anderson in Sugar Land for three. If you’re already batting 1,000 with one team,...

Three-time cancer survivor Robert Harris

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...

BY Peter WT Pisters, M.D.

Since Memorial Day weekend, our nation has seen a sharp increase in the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Here in the nine-county...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Cindy Stueber was supposed to be helping her daughter, Shelby, look at wedding dresses and elegant up-dos. Instead, she was making plans to help Shelby cut her hair, which, once long and thick, was now thinning and sparse from medulloblastoma treatment.

There would be time for those up-dos later, Cindy reminded herself. Shelby’s brain tumor had been removed after her medulloblastoma diagnosis a month earlier, and the brain tumor...

Medulloblastoma survivor Shelby Stueber and her mother, Cindy

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Patient Care Technician Raymond Alex Jr., is known in MD Anderson’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and around the hospital for sharing inspirational...

BY John Hyatt

I worked at MD Anderson for 16 years as a program manager in Employee Health & Wellbeing before retiring in 2015. So, I knew that it was...

BY Natalie Salas

In January 2019, my husband, Santiago, began experiencing mild stomach problems. He described it as a pulling sensation in his abdomen. He...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Many cancer patients and their families rely on support groups to help navigate cancer and manage their mental and emotional health. That’...

BY Chris Golding

Without their Native American guide, Sacagawea, to lead them, early American explorers Lewis and Clark might never have survived their journey...

BY Marc O'Connor

I discovered I had cancer in July 2018, after going to my doctor about a bump on my neck. I had no cold-like symptoms, so my doctor referred...

BY Lindsey Garner

Kasey Marsh has always been a creative person. She ran her own professional photography business for over a decade, and has drawn and painted...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Ewing’s sarcoma survivor Erica Nowell learned that her older brother, Chris Plummer, had cancer earlier this year, she was shocked. But...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

After almost three months of social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be itching to get out and enjoy...

BY Lesley Zentz

When I was 10, one of my relatives came all the way from another state to get treated for breast cancer at MD Anderson. Another one got breast...

BY Welela Tereffe, M.D.

Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, my personal life involved a lot of socializing. I’d travel at least twice a month — sometimes...

BY Fernando Martinez, M.D.

Our cancer patients need approximately 200 units of red blood cells and 600 units of platelets each day. MD Anderson Blood Bank depends on...

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated June 22, 2020

Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because their immune systems...

BY Lizzy Simonian

I never had any neuroendocrine tumor symptoms before my diagnosis. In fact, I went in for surgery for something else altogether.
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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wearing a mask when out in public is one of the easiest ways to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, especially by those...