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BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Ewing’s sarcoma survivor Erica Nowell learned that her older brother, Chris Plummer, had cancer earlier this year, she was shocked. But when she found out he’d been diagnosed with myxoid liposarcoma — a subtype of sarcoma — she was stunned.

“As a nurse practitioner at MD Anderson West Houston, I went through the motions of being empathetic and guiding him through next steps,” says Erica. “But as a sister, it took me several...

Siblings and sarcoma survivors Chris Plummer (left) and Erica Nowell (right)

BY Lainie Jones

Genetic disorders can be really scary, but learning that I have one probably saved my life. It also led me to my current career. As a fundraiser...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

During the past year, dozens of our patients and caregivers have shared their stories with us. Some dealt with proving a terminal diagnosis...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Liposcarcoma survivor Tom Gattle has never let his amputated shoulder stop him from doing the things he loves. He goes fly fishing with a special rod. He enjoys bike rides with his friends using an recumbent bicycle. He hunts with a lightweight rifle. And he rides a horse with slightly less than perfect balance, he says.

These adjustments haven’t always been easy, but for Tom, they’ve made it easier to give up his arm for life...

Liposarcoma survivor Tom Gattle holds a fish he caught while fishing after his shoulder amputation.

BY Simone Dobbs

Before my liposarcoma diagnosis in November 2017, I was spending a lot of time at the gym. My focus was on improving my physical strength...