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BY Ronda Wendler

When Maribeth Holzer asked her family doctor about a curious lump in her right armpit, she never suspected it was follicular lymphoma.  Her doctor said was probably an ingrown hair caused by shaving, or perhaps a blocked pore due to antiperspirant use.

But when a purple, dime-sized spot suddenly appeared on Maribeth’s face, she decided to visit a dermatologist.

“I felt fine,” she says, “but thought I should have...

Lymphoma survivor Maribeth Holzer

BY Devon Carter

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions...

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma or children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia have...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

A patient writes, “The Astros will win the World Series next year,” in bold print as Jaquelin Velasquez watches. The clinical nurse in Lymphoma and Myeloma isn’t interested in the accuracy of this prediction. She’s looking for signs of a serious side effect of immunotherapy.

“If a patient’s handwriting deteriorates, it’s a red flag that they’re developing neurotoxicity,” Velasquez says. She explains that the handwriting test is...

Jaquelin Velasquez, left, and Misha Hawkins perform the two-nurse verification process prior to infusing a patient with CAR T cells.

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Scott Dumler

I am a numbers person. So, when my wife, Emily, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August 2013, I turned to the internet for some...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell...

BY Emily Dumler

Before I was on a clinical trial, I felt sorry for patients participating in them. I considered clinical trials a last-ditch effort, and felt...