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BY MD Anderson Staff

In May 2016, Victor Barreiro learned his melanoma, originally treated in his hometown of Mexico City in 2014, had returned and spread throughout his body. There were growths in his lungs, liver, spleen and brain – a total of 15 separate spots where cancer had spread, or metastasized.

Today, after metastatic melanoma treatment at MD Anderson, most of those growths are gone. The few that remain are just a fraction of their original...

Cancerwise blog post: Melanoma brain tumor survivor remains positive and hopeful through cancer journey

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Over the last 11 years, Katy Tucker has endured a nephrectomy, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery and six chemotherapy drugs. And though the 71-year-old...

BY MD Anderson staff

After doctors successfully removed a melanoma from J.P. Rodriguez’s back in 2006, he resumed his life – working, spending time with family...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

If Mary Lynn Moser could use one phrase to describe her Gamma Knife® surgery, it would be, “It looked a lot worse than it was.”

Like many other patients, the lung cancer and breast cancer survivor was intimidated by the “halo” that she’d need to wear during the procedure. But in the end, she found the Gamma Knife surgery simple, which was a relief.

The benefits of Gamma Knife surgery

Neurosurgeon Jeffery S. Weinberg...

Cancerwise blog post: Lung cancer survivor recalls her Gamma Knife surgery

BY Brian Rose

Brian Rose has battled melanoma for nearly three years. He has experienced multiple rounds of biochemotherapy, surgeries and radiation therapy...

BY Mary Brolley

Call it what you will: Coincidence, happy accident or synchronicity.
 
Four days after emergency brain surgery at MD Anderson...

BY Carolyn Gentry

Carolyn Gentry is a 12-year brain tumor survivor. She went through two invasive surgeries and radiosurgery treatment over the course of nearly...

BY MD Anderson

Gamma Knife® is a major advance in the field of stereotactic radiosurgery for certain brain cancer patients. It offers a non-invasive procedure...