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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ethan Tepera was only 13 years old when he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in October 2011. He’d been pale and feeling nauseated for several weeks. Then, the migraines began.

“Initially, the pain was manageable,” Ethan says. “But eventually, it got so bad I couldn’t sleep or tolerate any light whatsoever.”

Ethan’s mother took him to a pediatrician near their home in Dallas. That doctor discovered Ethan...

Cancerwise blog post: Ethan Tepera, a childhood chronic myeloid leukemia survivor, on his treatment and gratitude for Southwest Airlines' support of MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

BY Devon Carter

A stem cell transplant is often the best option to treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wally Dawid will never forget the day he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

The date was May 13, 2004. It also happened...

BY Mel Mann

In December 1997, Interferon -- the only available treatment to hold back my terminal chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) -- was failing me. After nearly three years on the drug, that had been expected.

Sitting in my doctor's office at MD Anderson, 40 pounds lighter than my normal weight, my doctor offered a sliver of hope. He said, "We have a month-long clinical trial of a CML drug called PegIntron."

I knew there...

BY MD Anderson

Throughout the past year, our cancer patients have shared stories of their challenges and trials while revealing their determination, spirit...

BY Mel Mann

In January 1995, I sauntered into a Michigan doctor's office to get the results of some tests I had taken to find the cause of my back pain...

BY Lucy Richardson

Newlyweds Harry and Marie Moore have a lot in common.

They both share a strong faith in God, enjoy music and being outdoors, and...

BY Justin Ozuna

Before proposing to Katie, I couldn't stop thinking about how the proposal would align with my cancer diagnosis and the uncertainty of my...

BY Katie Narvarte

Katie is a social worker and caregiver to her fiancé Justin Ozuna, who has chronic myeloid leukemia. She is a social worker, living and working...

BY Justin Ozuna

It's difficult to remember what it was like in December 2004, a season of life before bone marrow biopsies, oral chemotherapy, doctor's visits...