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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 I would remain in Houston for eight months.

I arrived at MD Anderson on a Tuesday morning, and met with my doctors and underwent tests all week. By late Friday night, I was being admitted to the hospital. My first round of chemotherapy began just a few hours later. I continued to receive treatment...

Acute myeloid leukemia survivor Lillian Dooies

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 Amy Marsh

Before my acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, I was in great shape. I was training 20-25 hours a week as a professional triathlete and had recently...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Dana MacFarlane may have been the one who received a leukemia diagnosis, but she’s certain every one of her family members suffered just as much during her treatment. Still, she chooses to see the good that’s come out of her journey.

“I’m closer to everyone in my family due to this cancer,” she says.

That’s been especially true for her relationship with her oldest daughter, professional pole vaulter Demi Payne.

“We...

Cancerwise blog post: acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis strengthens mother-daughter bond

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Two-time widower Paul Nielsen was in excellent health at age 67. So the former marathon runner knew something was wrong when he started feeling...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Dana MacFarlane is still in awe of her sudden onset of acute myeloid leukemia in July 2017.

“I take blood tests on a routine basis...

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...

BY Jasmine Ross

It’s been six years since I was first told that I had no evidence of acute myeloid leukemia. But thoughts about recurrence still pop into...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Hardly anything can get in the way of John Kosmatka’s passion for running. Even after he underwent prostate cancer surgery in March 2015,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

An acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis (AML) in May 2016 came as no real surprise to Julia Dutton. She’d been fighting debilitating fatigue for...