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BY Amy Marsh

Before my acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, I was in great shape. I was training 20-25 hours a week as a professional triathlete and had recently won an IRONMAN 70.3 and placed 5th in an IRONMAN Regional Pro Championship in Frankfurt, Germany. I know no one feels great right after an IRONMAN competition, but after Ironman Frankfurt in July, I was feeling a bit “off” and more tired than usual.

A few weeks later, a routine blood...

Leukemia survivor Amy Marsh poses with MD Anderson Cancer Center sign

BY Cynthia DeMarco

April 4 is just another day to most people. But to Erika Evans, it’s an important one. This year, it marked the fifth anniversary of the day...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

A cancer diagnosis can require you to expand your vocabulary, learn about treatment options and side effects, and ask questions you never...

BY Devon Carter

A stem cell transplant is often the best option to treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow failure syndromes like myelodysplastic syndrome.

To understand the different types of stem cell transplants and how they work, we spoke with Borje S. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D. Here’s what he had to say.

What are stem cells?

Bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside our bones, is...

Cancerwise blog post: Borje S. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D., explains what stem cell transplants mean

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wally Dawid will never forget the day he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

The date was May 13, 2004. It also happened...

BY Ivana L. Camarillo

I've been a fighter since I was a baby. As a childhood cancer survivor, strength runs through my blood and every cell I have.

At...

BY Erika Evans

You're getting ready to go to the hospital for your stem cell transplant. You've made your list, you've checked it twice. You're ready.

BY Kellie Bramlet

Every day, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) survivor Erika Evans runs four miles around Lake Austin. Just two years ago she thought she'd never...

BY Judy Overton

The psalmist wrote, "From the mouth of infants and nursing babes, Thou hast established strength." For more than 20 years, from...

BY Sara Farris

More than 4 million babies are born each year in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Unbeknownst...