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BY Nancy Aguero

When Elijah “Eli” Delgado first started experiencing stomach pain, doctors told his mom, Leanne, it was most likely a gastrointestinal issue. She knew it had to be more than that because stomach problems runs in the family and Eli’s symptoms were different than those of his older brother.

“As a parent, you have that gut feeling you know something’s wrong with your child,” Leanne says.

Eli’s stomach pain continued for another...

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivor and Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows  patient ambassador Elijah Delgado

BY Lillian Dooies

I first came to MD Anderson in January 2013, after being diagnosed in Florida with acute myeloid leukemia. I didn’t know it at the time, but...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare type of acute leukemia that impacts about 500-1,000 people in the U.S. each...

BY Ciara Toth

When I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a type of blood cancer — I knew that my case was going to be a tough one. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, I am not willing to accept whole blood products, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment sometimes includes red blood cell/platelet transfusions and/or stem cell transplants. Compromising my faith has never been an option, so one of my first concerns was finding a hospital...

Leukemia survivor Ciara Toth with her husband, Weston

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Andrew Jones was a rising star on The University of Texas men's basketball team in late 2017, when he started experiencing flu-like symptoms...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Certain genetic changes, or mutations, can increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. These changes, known as hereditary cancer syndromes...

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Six months after Emily Augenstein’s acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, a doctor in Pittsburgh told her that her allogeneic stem cell transplant...

BY William Wierda, M.D., Ph.D.

Because standard treatments have failed for so many patients, our goal at MD Anderson is to have a clinical trial available for everybody...

BY Rose O'Neill

I don’t get sick very often. And no one in my family has ever had cancer, so when I was diagnosed with leukemia in January 2012, I didn’t...