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BY Sarah Zizinia

In early 2009, Hilary McQuiston-Fall was enjoying an active lifestyle full of outdoor activities in San Francisco, California. But when the 26-year-old fell while snowboarding, she realized something wasn’t right.

Doctors initially treated her for a broken tailbone, but months later, she was still dealing with pain and swelling. After a battery of tests, Hilary was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma in her right hip. Over the next six...

Chondrosarcoma and hemipelvectomy survivor Hilary McQuiston-Fall

BY Andy Austin

Around April 2015, I started to experience mild headaches. They weren’t unmanageable, but they kept lingering. At the time, I didn’t think...

BY Mike Snyder

The thoughts start kicking in about a week before I leave for MD Anderson. Once I've finished all the practical preparations, I struggle to...

BY Mike Snyder

Thank you, cancer. Yes, I'm serious when I say that. No, I haven't lost my mind. And I haven't discovered a strange, new side effect of the cancer drug I'm on.

When I first received my chondrosarcoma diagnosis, and then faced a recurrence several years later, I felt many of the same emotions all of us cancer patients feel. I was scared, angry, upset and fearful about what the outcome might be. I had lots of questions...
Michael Snyder

BY Mike Snyder

I've been a patient at the MD Anderson for just over a year now. In that time I've come to realize there are three things all the patients...