BY Meagan Raeke

How often does a brain tumor save your life? In Kellilyn Monar’s case, it may have done just that. She’d planned to be at the Route 91 Music Harvest Festival in her hometown of Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. But a brain tumor diagnosis interrupted those plans.

“I go every year, but because my surgery was scheduled that week, I called to get a refund on my tickets,” she says. When the concert became the site of the deadliest mass shooting...

Brain tumor survivor Kellilyn Monar with her neurosurgeon, Sujit Prabhu, M.D.

BY Meagan Raeke

When Robert Alvarez was diagnosed with a low-grade insular brain tumor in 2013, he decided to hope for the best and postpone treatment.

BY Niki Schoessow

My husband, Coleman Schoessow, draws vibrant, abstract, stream-of-consciousness art with ink on canvas. He discovered this hidden talent during...

BY Andrea Garramone

Andrea Garramone lives in Dallas and was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma, a type of brain tumor, in 2009 at age 28 and shortly after getting married. Now in remission, she credits MD Anderson for her survival and blogs about her cancer experience at

In 2009, neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Lang saved my life. 

It all started when I began having horrible headaches. My primary doctor...

BY Andrew Lee, M.D.

"Should I get proton therapy?" is a question that my patients often ask me, and you may be thinking about it right now. The short...