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Breast cancer survivor, Kelly Conner, with her husband, Albert, in the background

BY Lesley Zentz

As a general rule, I don’t take medicine unless I absolutely have to. I’ve never been one to swallow an aspirin at the first sign of a fever...

BY Tiffany Honken

I’m the kind of person who follows my gut. So, when I looked up my symptoms online and thought I had inflammatory breast cancer, I kept pushing...

BY Diana Vasquez

When most people hear the word “cancer,” they usually react with fear or distress. That’s why I’m so glad to work as a nurse navigator at MD Anderson League City: because I get to empower patients with knowledge to hopefully reduce those feelings.

My job is to be the first point of contact between MD Anderson and patients who’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer. That can be a very scary time. So, I do my best to put people...

MD Anderson League City nurse navigator and breast cancer specialist Diana Vasquez

BY Constance Porter, Ph.D.

In late 2016, I was eating organic food, working out regularly and had never missed a mammogram. Yet, I still ended up with a breast cancer...

BY Molly Adams

Losing bone density is common as you age, when cells that help rebuild bones aren’t replaced as quickly. Because of this, your bones may become...

BY Constance Porter, Ph.D.

I’d always heard that people should wait a year before volunteering at MD Anderson, so they could make sure they were “over it” after finishing...

BY Constance Porter, Ph.D.

When I first lost my hair due to breast cancer treatment, I often heard people say, “Don’t worry. It’s only hair.” The implication was that...

BY Lauren Graves

My doctor didn’t notice anything unusual during my well-woman exam in February 2018. When I felt a lump in my breast two months later, I wasn...

BY Lainie Jones

Genetic disorders can be really scary, but learning that I have one probably saved my life. It also led me to my current career. As a fundraiser...