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BY Megan Maisel

When Dianne Simpson rang the bell at MD Anderson on April 10 to signify the end of her high-grade serous ovarian cancer treatment, she considered it one of the happiest days of her life. The 73-year-old and her family later gathered for dinner, where they symbolically cut their teal ovarian cancer awareness bracelets, celebrating a future that had seemed unsure just months earlier. 

Ovarian cancer symptoms overlooked

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Cancerwise blog post: Immunotherapy clinical trial puts ovarian cancer patient in remission

BY Megan Maisel

Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that helps your body fight infection. A condition called neutropenia occurs when the number of...

BY Megan Maisel

When Cathy Tompkins complained of an unusual pain near her sternum, doctors took an X-ray and told her she was likely constipated. When her...

BY Megan Maisel

Marne Shafer thought her running days were behind her after she received a total gastrectomy, a surgical removal of the stomach and nearby lymph nodes. She braced herself for the worst.

At age 33, the mother of two and experienced marathoner, learned she has a CDH1 gene mutation, which is associated with high-risk of a rare type of stomach cancer called hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, as well as lobular breast cancer.

Cancerwise blog post: Marathon runner and stomach cancer survivor Marne Shafer credits her quick recovery from a total gastrectomy to her history of running.

BY Megan Maisel

59-year-old John Lange was focused on his work for a commercial airline and looking forward to a long, active retirement when, in December...

BY Megan Maisel

Danielle Harmon thought she was too young for cancer, but at age 31, she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer following a routine well-woman...

BY Megan Maisel

Results from a report released today in a leading medical journal indicate that low dose daily aspirin reduces the risk of metastasis of several...

BY Megan Maisel

Ronald DePinho, M.D., begins his presidency of MD Anderson today, Thursday, Sept. 1.

"To eliminate cancer around the world -...