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BY Cynthia DeMarco

During the past year, dozens of our patients and caregivers have shared their stories with us. Some dealt with proving a terminal diagnosis wrong. Others involved struggles with a challenging treatment, or making the best of life after cancer. The one thing they all have in common is hope.

Here are some of our patients’ most inspiring tales from 2019. Our wish is that they will bring you hope, too.

Tongue cancer survivor...

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BY Mark Hood

When my prescription reading glasses snapped in two without warning in November 2016, I had no idea how much my life was about to change.<...

BY Liza Dora

I’ve always been a bit of an extremist. So, when I learned that skin cancer runs in my mom’s family, I started seeing a dermatologist immediately...

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...

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...