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BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated June 12, 2020.

Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because their immune systems are compromised due to disease and/or treatment. That’s why MD Anderson has taken special precautions to protect the health and safety of our cancer patients when they visit our campuses during the pandemic.

“From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, MD Anderson has committed to...

Timothy Yap, M.D., speaks with a patient while wearing a mask

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BY Katie Brooks

Georgia Wilson, 24, remembers the first time she shared her own cancer experience to help someone else. She was sitting in the lobby of MD Anderson’s Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic and traded numbers with another patient. She called her the next day, and they’ve been friends ever since.

Wilson, an osteosarcoma survivor, says it was that moment last year when she realized she wanted to become an oncologist, and MD Anderson is...

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BY Laura Nathan-Garner and Katie Brooks

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