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BY Racheal Martin

Before I started breast cancer treatment at age 35, I had all sorts of ideas about how difficult my life was about to get. In a way, I was right. Cancer brought so many challenges, but to my surprise, it also unveiled a courageous side of me that I never knew I had.

I had my initial consultation at MD Anderson in The Woodlands in May 2015. That day, I found out that I’d lose my hair, and depending on my decision, my breasts, too...

Breast cancer survivor Racheal Martin shows off her bald head with her family

BY Estelle Racusin

After my double mastectomy in 2002, I vividly remember running on the beach and hearing some teenagers making fun of my child-like figure....

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

As Barb White has learned, life’s other challenges don’t stop when you’re diagnosed with cancer.

In February 2014, Barb -- then age...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

As Rebecca Stedman has learned firsthand, breast cancer treatment doesn’t always go as planned. That’s why she’s glad that she started her journey with the right mindset.

“Honestly, I felt the Holy Spirit tell me, ‘Don’t run ahead and don’t lag behind -- just say in the moment and take it one step at a time,’” she says.

Rebecca was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on Aug. 12, 2015, after she discovered a lump on her...

Cancerwise blog post: Survivor recalls ups and downs of breast cancer treatment

BY Melanie Cavazos, Social Work Counselor

A laryngectomy -- or a procedure to remove the voice box -- can bring up a lot of different emotions and concerns. It can also raise a lot...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Bethany Fischer was nearing the end of the eighth grade when she developed a thumb-sized bruise in the hollow of her neck that wouldn’t go...

BY Brittany Cordeiro

Sarah Rykowski is a chief prosecutor in the U.S. Army. In 2013, while stationed in Seoul, South Korea, she discovered a lump close to her...