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BY MD Anderson

This past year, dozens of MD Anderson patients and survivors shared their cancer journeys with us. In the process, they’ve shared their strength, wisdom and, best of all, hope.

Here are nine of our most-read patients and survivor stories from 2016....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Between them, husband and wife Malcolm and Dorothy Paterson have been diagnosed with three different types of cancer, one of which is so rare...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Paul Skobel’s eyelid cancer returned in 2013, his local oncologist told him that he would probably lose his right eye because of the...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

It took Eileen Brzoska almost eight years to get an accurate adenoid cystic carcinoma diagnosis. “I was misdiagnosed twice due to the rarity of my cancer,” she says.

In 2004, Eileen went to a doctor in Austin, Texas, with a small lesion on her lower left eyelid. It was diagnosed as a “chalazion” (a usually painless, benign bump) and removed surgically.

The bump returned, but Eileen didn’t worry. “I was told that chalazions...

Cancerwise blog post: Adenoid cystic carcinoma survivor Eileen Brzoska

BY India Ogazi

You probably know that skin cancer can affect many different parts of your skin. But did you know skin cancer also can occur on your eyelid...

BY Britta Fortson

Some 23 years ago, I was 19 and getting ready to start college at Florida State University. But after experiencing blurry vision that could...

BY Tina Ladowski

In October 2013, I underwent surgery in Arizona to remove a tumor in my left eye. Waking up after surgery, I vividly remember asking my surgeon...

BY Kellie Bramlet

When 17-year-old Aaron Miranda noticed his right eye drooping in his senior picture, he figured it was just the camera or a mistake the photographer...

BY Sapna Patel, M.D.

When a patient is diagnosed with uveal melanoma, he or she should be evaluated by an ocular oncologist, an ophthalmologist who specializes...

BY Sapna Patel, M.D.

Uveal melanoma is a term with which many people may be unfamiliar. In part, that's because it's a relatively rare type of cancer, but also...