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BY Monica G. Saenz

My stepson Roberto Saenz was heading to junior prom in 2009 when his brain tumor symptoms began. As he rode in the limo, he started to have a severe headache and began vomiting. His mother, Debbie, took him to the children’s hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where doctors diagnosed him with a severe sinus infection.

Growing up, Roberto had had a history of frequent headaches, but they were becoming more painful and medication...

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma brain tumor survivor Roberto Saenz poses in a 'Team Superman' shirt.

BY Katrina Burton

When 5-year old Kloe Ponce started having severe headaches and experiencing sensitivity to bright lights and sounds, her family never suspected...

BY LeighAnna Hutchinson

Before I was diagnosed with cancer in June 1998, I wanted to be a princess, a teacher or a veterinarian.

Instead, I became a registered...

BY Juliana Serrano

My first thought after being diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 26 was fear. Would I die? Would the things I worked for no longer be possible? How was I going to handle brain tumor surgery and cancer treatment when I can’t even handle flu shots? Even what I was going to look like with no hair scared me.

I was diagnosed with adult medulloblastoma one month before my graduation from law school. Medulloblastoma is a type of brain...

Cancerwise blog post: Juliana Serrano was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a rare brain cancer in adults, at age 26

BY Cynthia DeMarco

San Antonio resident Tony Castro was only seven years old when he started showing the first signs of a childhood brain tumor.

He began...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Rodney Quindoy had only been working at MD Anderson for about five months when our mission to end cancer became personal.

On New Year...

BY Dawn Dorsey

A lot has changed since Ana-Kate Partridge was the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center’s first pediatric patient 10 years ago. In the past decade...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Finishing cancer treatment can be a momentous occasion – one that calls for celebrating in ways both big and small. But there’s no right way...

BY Gaylene Meeson

In July 2012, my husband and I heard the words "your daughter has a brain tumor," and our lives changed forever. You hear about...

BY Lenzie Davis

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, our son, Jaxon, spent his 4th birthday at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center. 

Our...