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BY Wendy Griffith

A cancer support group is a safe place to share your experiences and connect with others facing the same challenges. It gives you the space to connect with others dealing with cancer, talk openly about your feelings, receive practical advice, share resources and contacts, better understand and be able to describe your experience and develop coping skills. 

Studies have shown that support groups can reduce isolation, anxiety...

Cancer support group meeting

BY Robbie Johnson

Before I enrolled in one of MD Anderson’s triple-negative breast cancer clinical trial in November 2016, I was in a dark place. I’d been re-diagnosed...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jan de Chambrier had always envisioned herself as a mother to several children. In 1990, she and her husband were on their way to fulfilling...

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. Their remarks hurt deeply.

Even though I went on to have my breast reconstruction surgery 29 long months later, I remained sensitive about my body image. Still, I thought I could handle all my emotions.

Then, when I completed my treatments and my oncologist told me he’d see me again in...

Cancerwise blog post: Breast cancer survivor taps into MD Anderson's support for cancer patients

BY Devon Carter

When breast cancer spreads beyond the breast and the lymph nodes, it’s known as metastatic breast cancer. Most commonly, breast cancer spreads...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Singer Kimmie Rhodes had been married to legendary music producer Joe Gracey for 28 years when he died of metastatic esophageal cancer in...

BY MD Anderson

Caregivers play a crucial role in our cancer patients’ lives. Often, their love and kindness make the cancer journey more bearable.

BY Lynn Randolph

Every Tuesday afternoon for the last seven years, I've visited MD Anderson to help cancer patients and families in the palliative care unit...

BY Lindi Senez

Fighting cancer is truly a team effort. But what happens when the caregiver of the team is no longer the caregiver? What happens when your...

BY Joaquin Altenberg

Whenever I think about my amazingly brave, strong mother, I can't help but thank MD Anderson for the moments they gave us.

My mother...