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BY Molly Adams

Losing bone density is common as you age, when cells that help rebuild bones aren’t replaced as quickly. Because of this, your bones may become thin and full of tiny holes, making fractures more common. While bone loss is a part of aging for many people, certain types of cancer and cancer treatments may lead to bone loss – no matter your age.

To better understand bone loss in cancer patients and options for keeping bones healthy...

X-Ray of knee and leg bones

BY Viviana Villalpando

Cancer doesn’t run in my family or my husband’s. Only one of my ancestors had it: my paternal grandmother died of lung cancer when I was 11...

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 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. Much less for your child.

But when our daughter Elise was diagnosed with osteosarcoma — a type of bone cancer — in 2014, we quickly realized that all of the people who work there are gentle and compassionate. And I’m not just talking about the doctors and nurses. I’m talking about the parking...

Cancerwise blog post: Jennifer Robinson with her children, including Elise, a bone cancer survivor who was treated at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

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 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 MD Anderson

When 12-year-old Caroline Richards first mentioned a pain in her right arm last December, her mother, Lauren, chalked it up to a minor injury...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Anthony Quinn hardly remembers his osteosarcoma treatment, but he sees a reminder of his journey each day. At just 4 years old, Anthony lost...