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BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Dana MacFarlane is still in awe of her sudden onset of acute myeloid leukemia in July 2017.

“I take blood tests on a routine basis because I get hormone therapy, and the week before I got diagnosed, my white blood cell count was normal,” she says. “My white blood cells started spewing out the week I got sick. It happened just like that.”

In fact, Dana had spent the past summer eating clean foods and exercising vigorously...

Cancerwise blog post: After leukemia treatment, stem cell transplant, acute myeloid leukemia survivor learns how to live in the moment

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...

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 Melinda Allen

When I went to see my gynecologist for my annual exam in November 2016, I brought up some concerning symptoms I’d noticed throughout my body. In recent months, I’d experienced joint pain in my knees, swollen feet, carpal tunnel syndrome and excessive sweating and snoring. Additionally, my hands were so swollen my rings had to be cut off, and I noticed changes in my face, like the bridge of nose getting wider.

I thought some of...

Cancerwise blog post: Mom learns she has pituitary tumor after experiencing concerning symptoms

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Hardly anything can get in the way of John Kosmatka’s passion for running. Even after he underwent prostate cancer surgery in March 2015,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In the summer of 2013, Debbie Felix-Dejean was facing her third round of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and she was not optimistic.

The Caribbean...

BY Ashley D. Inselman

My oldest daughter, Josey, had had low platelet counts since she was born, but the doctors always said it was nothing serious. When Josey...