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BY Marc McCoy

A routine physical exam in October 2015 changed my life. 

Doctors were alarmed by my low white blood cell count and wanted to monitor it on a monthly basis.  A few months later, blood tests showed a serious decline in red blood cells and platelets. 

A bone marrow biopsy revealed a high percentage of the stem cells in my bone marrow were cancerous and unable to mature into healthy blood cells.

The diagnosis...

BY Stephen F. Weber

When I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (a precursor of acute myeloid leukemia) in July 2015, I don’t know what shocked me more...

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 Nicholas Almanza

One of the first features you notice about Travis Arnold is his wide smile. And, Travis has every reason to beam. He graduated this past May in the top 2% of his high school class and looks forward to attending The University of Texas at Austin in the fall.

Thanks to a haploidentical stem cell transplant, he’s also celebrating his third year with no evidence of disease after a cancer diagnosis at age 12.

A myelodysplastic...

Cancerwise blog post: Haploidentical stem cell transplant survivor Travis Arnold shares how Topgolf helped him through leukemia treatment

BY Holly Easley

What an exciting year this has been! On April 17, 2017, I celebrated my 62nd birthday. About a month later, I celebrated my 6th. Confused?...

BY Devon Carter

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a stem cell transplant if you’ve been diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukemia, lymphoma...

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 Ashley D. Inselman

My oldest daughter, Josey, had had low platelet counts since she was born, but the doctors always said it was nothing serious. When Josey...

BY MD Anderson

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) survivor Rani Kabra and her husband, Tej, cried as they crossed the finish line together at the 2014 BP MS 150...

BY Michael Keating, M.D.

Last year, on Sept. 21, 2012, MD Anderson took another step toward fulfilling our mission of Making Cancer History when we officially launched...