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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 radiation therapy and cryoablation, and taken immunotherapy and targeted therapy drugs to treat my metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare type of head and neck cancer.

To say I’m blessed to be able to maintain my professional canoeing career while undergoing cancer treatment at...

Adenoid cystic carcinoma survivor Jessica Garcia continues professional canoeing career despite metastasis

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

It had been two years since Billa Woollam’s last mammogram, and she knew she was long overdue for one. But it was a strange sensation in her...

BY Devon Carter

Because its symptoms are often vague, ovarian cancer can be hard to diagnose. And a definitive diagnosis requires a biopsy, which is best done at the time of surgery. But MD Anderson’s Ovarian Cancer Moon Shot™ is focused on finding new ways to detect the disease earlier, when it’s easier to treat.

We spoke with Anil Sood, M.D., co-leader of the Ovarian Cancer Moon Shot, to learn about the latest advances in ovarian cancer diagnosis...

Cancerwise blog post: Dr. Anil Sood discusses ovarian cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, as well as MD Anderson's Ovarian Cancer Moon Shot.

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

In the early 2000s, Virginia Plett watched her mother and aunt successfully undergo breast cancer treatment at MD Anderson. So when the Kansas...

BY Laura Laster

When he was 15, my husband Jesse underwent a colectomy, a procedure that removed his colon. Jesse opted to do this after learning that he...

BY Mason Ermis

My name is Mason Ermis. When I was 9 years old, I began a journey that tested my courage and strength in ways I never thought possible. We...

BY Lori Baker

Some of cancer’s secrets are hiding in patients’ blood. Uncovering them involves only a simple blood draw.

MD Anderson is taking innovative...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Rebecca Stedman believes that every experience had in life serves a purpose, and cancer is no exception.

“Just as I felt like I was...

BY MD Anderson staff

Aaron Allcorn thought a persistent head cold was causing his stuffy nose and snoring.

But after what was supposed to be routine nasal...