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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Breast cancer remains one of the two most-common types of cancer in the world, according to the World Health Organization. It’s the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths annually. And more than 265,000 people will be diagnosed with it in the United States alone, during any given year.

But there is reason for hope. Research has yielded a number of exciting developments in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment that will improve...

Pink breast cancer ribbon against pink background

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Lymphedema is a common cancer treatment side effect that can cause swelling in a patient’s arm or leg. It may lead to discomfort, pain and...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn and Craig Carson

On Oct. 28, Mary Lindimore crossed the finish line of the IRONMAN Waco 70.3 triathlon. Alongside her was Cheryl Pfennig, the MD Anderson advanced...

BY Terry Arnold

Maybe I’m a late bloomer. After being diagnosed with triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in August 2007, I had a double mastectomy at MD Anderson. But I didn’t have breast reconstruction surgery until this March, almost 10 years later.

Why did I wait so long? For many reasons. 

Living ‘breast-free’ was an easy choice — initially

For one thing, after a brutal year of treatment, I was told that breast...

Cancerwise blog post: Terry Arnold and grandbaby; inflammatory breast cancer, breast cancer treatment, triple-negative breast cancer, breast reconstruction

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Veronika Fitzgerald is still amazed by the events that led up to her papillary thyroid cancer diagnosis.

In the fall of 2015, she began...

BY Lori Baker

When Paula Bell was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in her left breast in 2007, she had chemotherapy prior to undergoing a mastectomy...

BY Cara Sorrell

In December 2015, I walked across the stage of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s commencement ceremony with a Bachelor of Science in...

BY Cara Sorrell

When I first went away to college after completing synovial sarcoma treatment, I thought I'd be leaving cancer behind me, except for the occasional...

BY Jami Mayberry

As part of my vulvar cancer treatment, I underwent five days of radiation therapy treatments for six weeks.

Going into it, I had...

BY Erika Archer Lewis

Nine weeks after undergoing a prophylactic double mastectomy, I met with a physical therapist at my doctor's suggestion. I'd had pain in my...