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BY Sarah Zizinia

When Marie Chaplinksy went in for a checkup with her cardiologist in March 2017, she was surprised when she was called back to have her bloodwork done for a second time. Her test results showed that she was very anemic, and her doctor noticed other concerning markers.

After the second round of tests, her cardiologist suspected that she had cancer and referred her to MD Anderson.

Marie, now 71, set up an appointment at MD...

Multiple myeloma survivor Marie Chaplinksy holds up "last chemo" sign

BY MD Anderson Staff

This article was updated on June 12, 2020.

Despite communities beginning to lift “stay home” orders during the novel coronavirus (COVID...

BY Ronda Wendler

Charles Salazar lives in New Jersey, but considers Houston his “second” home.

For four years, he and his wife, Debbie, have been traveling...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Like many people, Suzanne Damann has had to curtail her activities due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have forced the retired school secretary to avoid family gatherings and attend virtual church services. Local outings are limited to the grocery store, where she waits in the car with her dachshund, Nikki, while her husband shops.

But Suzanne is still in active treatment...

Colorectal cancer survivor Suzanne Damann

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients often need regular doctor visits, both to receive treatment and to have their progress and side effects monitored and managed...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative type of cancer treatment. During this procedure, doctors perform a surgery...

BY Morgan Romero

I’ve been living with papillary thyroid cancer since 2012. If it weren’t for MD Anderson, I might not be able to say that. Because when I...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Faye Hood was training for a half-marathon in 2017, when the active then-70-year-old received a stomach cancer diagnosis.

While she...

BY Tiffany Honken

I’m the kind of person who follows my gut. So, when I looked up my symptoms online and thought I had inflammatory breast cancer, I kept pushing...

BY Diana Vasquez

When most people hear the word “cancer,” they usually react with fear or distress. That’s why I’m so glad to work as a nurse navigator at...