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BY Logan Patterson

In 2016, osteosarcoma was the last thing on my mind. I was a typical and active high-school junior playing sports and hanging out with my friends. On a trip in December, I decided to try snowboarding for the first time, but it was harder than it looked and I kept falling. I had some pain in my leg and took over-the-counter pain relievers, assuming it was just a bruise from the falls.

In January, after playing in a flag football...

Logan Patterson

BY Brenna Huckaby

After losing most of my right leg at age 14 in November 2010 due to osteosarcoma, it was really hard for me to give up gymnastics. It had...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you — or your child — were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do? How would you handle the treatments and the side effects? How would...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancer patients have mantras — or inspiring sayings — that they do their best to live by. Some are reminders that good things can come even out of bad situations, while others provide hope and encouragement when the going gets tough.

Here are some of the most inspiring mantras our patients and their caregivers have shared with us on our Cancerwise blog over the past year. We hope at least one of them will speak to you, too...

BY Jennifer Robinson

As the parent of a cancer patient, when you first step through the doors of MD Anderson, you’re terrified. You’re not supposed to be here....

BY Jennifer Robinson

In September 2014, when she was just eight years old, our daughter Elise was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. It was in...

BY Maggie Howard

I never realized how many children got cancer until I came to MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. But the story of how I got there is...

BY John Drake

In March 2014, I tried to connect a boat trailer to my minivan, ploughed head-first into the closed tailgate and really hurt my neck....

BY Mecklin Ragan

I tried to write about my brother James Ragan’s path through the world of cancer and the things we learned from it, but thinking of certain...

BY Roslin Sweat

When I was first diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in 1990, I was a 22-year-old college student. I didn’t know anything about cancer.