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BY KirstiAnn Clifford

The last 10 months have been the most challenging of Patricia Galvin’s 30-plus year nursing career.

On Dec. 15, she became the second MD Anderson workforce member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. At that moment, she felt a mix of emotions, including hope for the future.  

“I’ve been waiting for this day to come,” says Galvin, a clinical nurse in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “I feel honored and grateful to be among...

ICU nurse Patricia Galvin

BY Roxane Vermeland

My road to MD Anderson for breast implant-associated large cell anaplastic lymphoma treatment (BIA-ALCL) had lots of ups and downs. And, honestly...

BY April Clayton

When Robin Hollins was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer that begins in the lining of the nose and sinuses, she was eager to begin...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When other cancer patients ask for advice, rectal cancer survivor Robert Cuppett tells them to go to MD Anderson -- and to go there first.

After he’d undergone months of colorectal cancer treatment, doctors near Robert’s hometown of McHenry, Maryland, told him there was little else they could do. This was already the second care team he had seen after his diagnosis on March 15, 2017. His original oncologist had advised him to seek...

Rectal cancer survivor Robert Cuppett

BY Jacqueline Mason

Last updated March 9, 2021

World leaders, celebrities and your neighbors are doubling up on their face masks to strengthen their protection...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Myths and misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccines may be impacting the decisions you make about whether to get vaccinated – or what to...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Stomach and esophageal cancers are diagnosed in more than 40,000 people each year in the U.S. Most of these cases aren’t detected until the...

BY Devon Carter

The COVID-19 vaccines mark the first widespread use of mRNA technology. They work by using synthetic genetic code to instruct the patient’...

BY Mark Zindler

I was a real sun-worshipper growing up, so I spent a lot of time at the beach. Galveston Island is only an hour away from my hometown of Houston...

BY Stacy Sager

My dear husband, Craig, fought courageously, but lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2016. It’s hard to believe it’s already...

BY Heather Alexander

At-home genetic tests can reveal a wide range of information that can impact your life in different ways. You might find out you’re sensitive...

BY Shelby Brimley

When Charlie was eight weeks old, I noticed his legs had become limp. We took him to the ER and discovered he had a large tumor compressing...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Last updated April 8, 2021

If you're currently in cancer treatment or have previously had cancer, you might be wondering if you...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Discovering and developing new treatments for cancer is a difficult process with many obstacles. These challenges can slow the process of...

BY Amy Lee

In May 2019, a few days after my son’s high school graduation, I woke up to a large lump as hard as a tennis ball on my side. My family and...

BY Ronda Wendler

Jenn Myers was scrolling through Facebook while waiting for her chemotherapy session to start last April when a post caught her attention....

BY Ann Gillenwater, M.D.

As director of MD Anderson’s Oral Cancer Prevention Clinic, I see many patients each year with both oral cancers and pre-cancerous conditions...

BY Devon Carter

For some patients with non-small lung cancer, chemotherapy isn’t the most effective treatment option. But based on a tumor’s molecular profile...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Warren Bright made sure to get his physical every year. But he put off getting a colonoscopy until he was 63 when his wife scheduled an appointment...

BY Shalee Landry

When I was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in March 2012, I got treated near my home in southern Louisiana. It wasn’t because I didn’...

BY Ronda Wendler

At night before they drift off to sleep, pediatric patients at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital can snuggle up in bed with a laptop...

BY Stephanie Watson

I’m originally from Maine, but I’ve known for a long time that MD Anderson is the gold standard of cancer care. So, when I was diagnosed with...

BY Heather Alexander

The Mediterranean diet can help reduce your risk for many diseases. It helps prevent heart disease and strokes, and has been linked to a lower...

BY Molly Adams

The terms Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be easily confused. Although they’re both named after the scientist who discovered them, they...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

After Tony Loth was diagnosed with tonsil cancer, a local specialist told him the best course of action was a radical neck dissection. He...

BY Ronda Wendler

When JuanDiego Mata-Ornelas was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at age 16, he was too young to travel alone from his home in south Texas to...