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BY Marivel Preciado

I recently completed radiation therapy, but I’m still waiting to find out if it was successful in destroying a tumor that spread to my lung nearly five years after my initial Ewing’s sarcoma treatment.

As I wait for my follow-up appointment in August, I’m trying to ignore the what-ifs. I’m 37 years old and a mother of five. That alone helps keep me distracted. But I’m also approaching this summer with a plan.

My first Ewing...

Ewing's sarcoma survivor Marivel Preciado poses with her children.

BY June Graham

I was raised believing that everything happens for a reason, and that’s exactly how I’ve chosen to approach my treatment for colorectal cancer...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Last year, Primus Moore was among seven referees selected to officiate Oklahoma’s all-state high school football games.

“It’s inspiring...

BY Robbie Johnson

Before I enrolled in one of MD Anderson’s triple-negative breast cancer clinical trial in November 2016, I was in a dark place. I’d been re-diagnosed with breast cancer one year earlier, and doctors back home in South Carolina couldn’t get it under control. By the time I made it down to MD Anderson for a second opinion, my disease had spread to five areas of my body: shoulder, buttock, liver, lungs and rib.

Though I’m still undergoing...

Cancerwise blog post: Triple-negative breast cancer survivor remains positive during clinical trial for breast cancer treatment

BY Jessica Garcia

In the last five years, I’ve competed in 10 professional outrigger canoeing competitions across North and South America. I’ve also had stereotactic...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

A little over a year ago, Robbie Johnson was desperately searching for the right metastatic breast cancer treatment.

"I’d been...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jerry McLeary can recall the exact moment he just knew that his journey with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma would end happily....

BY Meagan Raeke

When the headache started, Tabatha Conway recognized it immediately. Although it had been 20 years since she first felt that headache, she...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jan de Chambrier had always envisioned herself as a mother to several children. In 1990, she and her husband were on their way to fulfilling...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Bryan Bump knows the importance of annual physicals. They’ve saved his life -- twice.

In August 2011, Bryan, then 49, underwent a physical...