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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 been my whole life up until then, and I’d been good enough at it that I was on track for a college scholarship.

But when the nagging knee pain I’d had for about a year turned out to be bone cancer instead of a sports injury, my parents and I came to MD Anderson. There, we met with Dr. Valerae...

Osteosarcoma survivor and professional snowboarder Brenna Huckaby holds hand over heart

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 kind of crazy.

I played volleyball all through middle school. By the eighth grade, I was the setter for our team. During the second-to-last game of the season, another girl stepped on the back of my right leg and injured my knee. We treated the pain with ibuprofen and rest.

But my leg...

Cancerwise blog post: Maggie Howard, osteosarcoma, children’s cancer hospital

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...

BY MD Anderson

Rhonda Armstrong Trevino, program coordinator in the Division of Pediatrics, wears two hats. She's a mom and an MD Anderson employee on the...

BY Sara Farris

A news story recently in the New York Times has unveiled a growing concern among pediatric oncologists and health care institutions at large...

BY Laura Prus

When she was 18 years old, Tracey Ferrin had a husband, a 10-month-old daughter and was pregnant with her second child. She also had growing...