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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: the fact that my only chance for a cure was a bone marrow transplant, or that because I was 75, my “advanced” age disqualified me from receiving one.

Then I discovered that my insurance provider would consider covering transplants for patients over age 65 — but only if they met certain fitness...

Myelodysplastic syndromes survivor and clinical trial participant Stephen F. Weber

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...

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? I’ll explain.

This year’s anniversary of the day I actually came into the world began with my phone ringing at 6 a.m. Early calls usually don’t bode well, so I just assumed it was an emergency. Instead, it was my son, Hayes, singing me happy birthday.

That call started my morning off...

Cancerwise blog post: Holly Easley, myelodysplastic syndrome, stem cell transplant, chemotherapy

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...

BY Holly Easley

The day before Easter, my husband Wade and I were outside doing yard work. Thanks to the drought, there was plenty of dirt from dust storms...