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BY Molly Adams

Overcoming cancer can bring a new perspective on life – and health. Your body needs nutrients to stay healthy and to limit the long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment, such as bone loss and heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed and iron can help.

“A nutrient-rich diet can help keep you healthier, longer,” says clinical dietitian Haley Gale.

Here, she shares what cancer survivors should know about these...

Photo of avocado, flax seeds and other omega-3 sources

BY Lillian Dooies

I first came to MD Anderson in January 2013, after being diagnosed in Florida with acute myeloid leukemia. I didn’t know it at the time, but...

BY Nicole Body

Cancer survivorship is not exactly what I thought it would be. It has brought both unexpected hardship and indescribable joy to my life. But...

BY Nicole Body

One year, cancer-free. It was hard to believe it, even as I typed those words on Dec. 13, 2018. I never knew I could feel so overjoyed to be rid of something I never thought I’d have in the first place.

But one year ago on that day, after finishing treatment for sarcoma, I was declared cancer-free by my doctors at MD Anderson. And every day since then has brought a little more healing, both physically and emotionally. At the same...

Sarcoma survivor Nicole Body with her husband, Wes

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Courage. Hope. Love. Faith. Strength. Wisdom. These are a few of the gifts that our cancer survivors shared with us on Cancerwise this past...

BY Elizabeth Deligiannis

When I was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2009, I didn’t know anyone who had ever had the disease. So I was frightened, confused and didn’t...

BY Nicole Luckett

As a nurse navigator at MD Anderson in The Woodlands, I get to connect with breast cancer patients just as they’re contacting MD Anderson...

BY Mary Kay Dauria

The first time I went to the myCancerConnection Cancer Survivorship Conference after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I remember feeling...

BY Ashley Morgan

Over the years, my opinion on the biggest challenge I’ve faced as a result of my Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis has changed a few times.

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BY Laura Nathan-Garner and Katie Brooks

Did you know that a person is considered a cancer survivor from the day they’re diagnosed throughout his or her life? Here at MD Anderson,...