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BY Tony Laudadio

When I was diagnosed with kidney cancer at age 29, I thought I had a life-changing story to tell. I was enjoying a great career and my young, growing family in Austin, Texas. When my doctor called and said I had a very large mass, I didn’t even know what that meant. I traveled to MD Anderson in Houston, where Dr. Surena Matin removed a butternut squash-sized tumor from my kidney, leaving me with a big scar on my abdomen. Four months later...

Brain and kidney cancer survivor Tony Laudadio with his friends

BY Colin Clarke

My brain tumor symptom came on Feb. 15, 2015. I was playing in a soccer match with my team -- Express -- at Meyer Park in Spring, Texas. I...

BY Denham Turner

“If I were your son, what exactly would you have me do?” This was my question to Alfred Yung, M.D., as I looked him directly in the eye on...

BY Meagan Raeke

When Cristy Hardy started dating her now-husband, Kyle, he had a “crazy scar” from brain tumor surgery a year earlier. The benign tumor had been removed and he didn’t think much of it, so she didn’t either. As time when on, his follow-up appointments were few and far between. He continued working as an electrician, and they got married and had two kids – a perfectly ordinary life.

Then, in 2011, seven years after his initial surgery...

Cancerwise blog photo: Kyle and Cristy Hardy

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...

BY MD Anderson

Oligodendroglioma survivor Mike Givens has been a dedicated fundraiser and philanthropist for many years. But it wasn't until after his second...

BY Dawn Dorsey

Chances are you've worked with someone like Gail Goodwin, a program manager in MD Anderson's External Communications office. She's the one...

BY Gail Goodwin

This post is part of our Survivorship Week series, June 2-9.

I'm a survivor, he's a survivor and she's a survivor, too.

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