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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When Adam Schoen first noticed he was losing his sense of taste, his wife, Claire, wasn’t too worried. She also wasn’t fazed shortly after when he started noticing his balance was off. She didn’t flinch when the ear, nose and throat specialist couldn’t find any fluid in Adam’s ear, or even when the neurologist ordered an MRI.

But in July 2018, when the MRI came back, everything changed. It showed a mass near the stem of Adam’s...

Brain cancer survivor Adam Schoen, with his wife, Claire, and son, Theo

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...

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

When you're dealing with cancer, it can be hard to stay focused and cope day after day. But for many patients and caregivers, having a mantra can help. And sometimes the best mantra -- the one that really speaks to you -- comes from someone else who's walked in your shoes. 

This past year, dozens of our patients and caregivers shared great mantras and words of wisdom on our Cancerwise blog and in video interviews.

Here...

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 Sabrina Dominguez

I have a problem with the saying "Love yourself." People say it as if it could cure world hunger: "I know it's hard, sweetie...

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 Gaylene Meeson

We didn't hesitate to sign our daughter Hannah up for MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital's Camp Star Trails.

When we learned about...

BY Sabrina Dominguez

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

"The Fault in Our Stars" has been my favorite book since Christmas of my freshman year of high...

BY Steven J. Frank, M.D.

As the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center marks its eighth year, we have a lot to celebrate. We've made phenomenal progress, and we're standing...