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BY Sam Susser

I first became aware of MD Anderson when my dear friend, James Ragan, of blessed memory, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 13. James and his family lived two doors down from us in Corpus Christi, and I watched them battle osteosarcoma with a bravery and optimism that is simply indescribable. Through James and his parents, I began to learn of the extraordinarily impactful research and clinical care provided at MD Anderson....

Tobacco 21 legislation supporter Sam Susser and his family

BY Jeff Deatsman

When an ear, nose and throat doctor confirmed that I had tonsil cancer in October 2016, it came as something of a relief. I know that probably...

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Kelly Agent

Some people think you can only get breast cancer from your mother’s side of the family. But that’s a myth. Breast cancer can come just as easily from your father’s side.

Want proof? The genetic mutation that led to my own stage III breast cancer diagnosis last summer came from my dad. Genetic testing confirmed it.

And once we started digging into his family history, we discovered that breast cancer was everywhere. In fact...

Breast cancer survivor Kelly Agent

BY Sylvia Zaro

Any time you’re told you have cancer, it’s not good news. Even if you catch it early and it’s only in the beginning stages, all you hear is...

BY Rob Moss

I’ve never taken illegal drugs, and the only time I ever had a needle in my arm was when a doctor was on the other side of it. So my best...

BY Clayton Boldt

Today, the American Cancer Society released an update to their colorectal cancer screening guidelines. They now recommend average-risk adults...

BY Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hepatitis C is one of the leading causes of liver cancer. It’s also linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer in the bile ducts, and possibly...

BY Tara Kirk

In 2016, I found out that I had inherited a genetic mutation known as Lynch Syndrome from my mother, who’d died 26 years earlier from cancer...