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BY Dana McKay

If it wasn’t for my daughter’s dog, I might never have found out that I had ovarian cancer. And if it wasn’t for MD Anderson, I might not still be here today.

Here’s my story.

My ovarian cancer symptoms

I was walking my daughter’s 65-pound Rottweiler last May, when the dog suddenly jumped up and knocked me to the ground. The left side of my body was numb when I stood up, but I didn’t seem to be hurt, so I shook...

Ovarian cancer survivor Dana McKay

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

At 26, small cell ovarian cancer was the last thing on Tabby Soignier’s mind. She wasn’t familiar with ovarian cancer symptoms, but she knew...

BY Amanda Nerstad

Cancer does not run in my family, so when I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in September 2016, it came as a complete shock. I was...

BY Pamela Soliman, M.D.

As a gynecologic oncologist, I see women with every type of cancer related to the female reproductive system, except breast cancer. I treat women with ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vulvar cancers. And I routinely perform surgery, prescribe chemotherapy and suggest clinical trials.

I decided to specialize in gynecologic oncology after figuring out what was really important to me in medical school. I realized one day that I didn...

Pamela Soliman, M.D.

BY Devon Carter

You may know that a pulmonologist specializes in treating diseases like pneumonia and asthma, but these specialized doctors also play a key...

BY Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....

BY Katie Brooks

You see them walking the skybridge: some people wearing patient identification wristbands, some people wearing employee badges. But there...

BY Tara Kirk

In 2016, I found out that I had inherited a genetic mutation known as Lynch Syndrome from my mother, who’d died 26 years earlier from cancer...

BY Devon Carter

Because its symptoms are often vague, ovarian cancer can be hard to diagnose. And a definitive diagnosis requires a biopsy, which is best...

BY Ashley Rivera

When I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in January 2017, my biggest fear was how my kids would be affected.

My husband and...