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BY Donna DeVries

I wasn’t working at MD Anderson yet when I learned that I had triple-negative breast cancer in July 2009. But after hearing about two family members’ positive experiences there and then becoming a patient myself, I really, really wanted to.

The thing that drew me in most was MD Anderson’s Core Values: Caring, Integrity and Discovery. I saw them listed everywhere at MD Anderson, particularly in the elevators. They explained the...

Breast cancer survivor Donna DeVries

BY Jenny Montgomery

For Bridget Reeves, ringing the bell after completing six months of chemotherapy for breast cancer was “a big deal.”

Soldiering through...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) accounts for only about 2-4% of new breast cancer diagnoses each year. But because it’s so aggressive, it...

BY Devon Carter

Most women naturally go into menopause when they’re in their 40s or 50s. That’s because as a woman ages, she has fewer reproductive eggs and her estrogen and progesterone levels decline. After 12 months of not having a menstrual cycle, she’s considered to be in menopause.

But for women undergoing breast cancer treatment, menopause can start earlier and feel more extreme.

“Breast cancer treatment can speed up the process...

Menopause definition in dictionary

BY Therese Bevers, M.D.

When it comes to cancer screenings, some women might think, “Well, I don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t need them.” But that’s actually when...

BY Caroline Frenzel

From the outside, most people can’t tell that my mom has cancer. She looks great in short hair, stays really active and gets lots of exercise...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Lymphedema is a common cancer treatment side effect that can cause swelling in a patient’s arm or leg. It may lead to discomfort, pain and...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Kay Atten’s dreams revolved around her four children. In 2005, her two sons and two daughters were on the edge of adulthood, and she wanted...

BY Elpida Argenziano

Until January 2016, I’d never heard of MD Anderson. I had no idea that it was considered the top hospital for cancer care in this country...

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...