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BY Linda Duggan

Some people go to MD Anderson after they’ve exhausted all other local cancer treatment options. But for me, the thought of going anywhere else made no sense.

I’m not going to say that cancer didn’t scare me. Because by the time I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 53, cancer had already killed my toddler daughter, my father, my brother-in-law and my mother-in-law. And it continues to leave marks on my husband’s face, with...

Breast cancer survivor Linda Duggan, with her husband, Michael

BY Lisa Tecklenburg

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, but when I was diagnosed with it in November 2016, it didn’t feel that way. I was...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Getting a breast biopsy? You might be wondering what it is and how it works.

A breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a doctor...

BY Maegan Watford

When I was diagnosed with stage IB invasive ductal carcinoma — a type of breast cancer — in at age 36, my husband and I were clueless as to what to do. Should I stay in my small hometown to receive treatment or go somewhere else? What would be the best decision for me — and us — to keep me around for the people I love?

I have a fantastic doctor here in southern Alabama, but he didn’t have much experience with breast cancer, so...

Breast cancer survivor Maegan Watford

BY Craig Carson

Jennifer Smith didn’t come to MD Anderson first for her breast cancer treatment, but she wishes she had. After she’d undergone treatment at...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve just received a breast cancer diagnosis, you probably have a lot of questions: What type of breast cancer do I have? How advanced...

BY Susan Calloway, Ph.D.

I’d hoped that being a non-smoker who breastfed four children and never used hormone replacement therapy might protect me from developing...

BY Uniqua Smith, Ph.D.

As a former nurse in MD Anderson’s Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), I felt pretty familiar with breast cancer surgery. So, I thought I knew...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lori Shults didn’t know much about clinical trials when she first came to MD Anderson in May 2017. “I thought they involved some people getting...

BY Jennifer Wilson

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2017, I was so stunned initially that I felt paralyzed. I didn’t know what to do, where...