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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Remaining hopeful during cancer treatment is as much an art as it is a skill. And, our cancer patients and their families demonstrate this on a regular basis.

Here are nine quotes that our patients and their caregivers shared with us on our Cancerwise blog this past year that reveal how they stayed motivated in the face of adversity. Our wish this holiday season is that at least one of them will help you through cancer, too.

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Seeking additional treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presented a challenge for Emily Dumler in 2013.

At the time, she and her husband...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancer patients will receive chemotherapy infusions as a part of their cancer treatment.

Sometimes, chemotherapy is delivered...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell therapy products. But what exactly is CAR T-cell therapy? And who should consider it?

We spoke with Sattva Neelapu, M.D., to learn more. Here’s what he had to say.

Let’s start with the basics. What is CAR T-cell therapy, and how does it work?

CAR T-cell therapy is a type of...

Leukemia, lymphoma and CAR T-cell therapy expert Dr. Sattva Neelapu looks forward

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Two-time widower Paul Nielsen was in excellent health at age 67. So the former marathon runner knew something was wrong when he started feeling...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When it comes to contagious diseases like the flu, cancer patients are among those most vulnerable to infection. This year’s flu season is...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you — or your child — were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do? How would you handle the treatments and the side effects? How would...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancer patients have mantras — or inspiring sayings — that they do their best to live by. Some are reminders that good things can come...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

For 78-year-old widower Do Lee, the hardest part of having stomach cancer wasn’t chemotherapy, radiation or even learning to eat again after...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As a child growing up in the 1950s, Dean Potter spent a great deal of time outdoors working on his family’s Rhode Island farm, playing at...