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BY Dusty Bailey

I’ve been an educator for 16 years and a high school librarian for eight. I teach kids how to do research, so I know how to find stuff online. And that’s exactly what I did after my husband, Mark, was diagnosed with a rare skull base tumor called chordoma of the clivus last summer.

None of the doctors or specialists we saw here in Alabama could even tell us what it was, much less how to treat it. One thought it might be an...

Dusty Bailey with her son and husband, skull base tumor survivor Mark Bailey

BY Hope Mooney

When I was diagnosed with stage IV mucosal melanoma of the nasal cavity in October 2017, I got to MD Anderson as quickly as I could. My cancer...

BY Stewart Wright

Looking at me now, people would never suspect I’d ever had anything serious wrong with me. I walk five miles every day and take the stairs...

BY Mark Bailey

As a homicide detective, I deal with people in bad situations all the time. But to be on the other side of that equation is very scary and tough. Still, that’s exactly where I found myself about this time last year, when I learned I had a skull base tumor called chordoma of the clivus.

I’d been experiencing really bad double vision for a couple of weeks. But I chalked it up to stress. When I finally went to the doctor, he ordered...

Skull base tumor survivor Mark Bailey

BY Ehab Hanna, M.D.

As a surgeon, I am motivated by the challenge skull base tumors represent — both their complexity and the impact that they have on our patients...

BY Ron Gilmore

Robby Witt knows about hope. In the last six years, he has gone through more highs and lows than most people experience in a lifetime. The...

BY Meagan Raeke

When you have a rare cancer that only affects one in a million people, it can be difficult to find the answers and information you need. That...

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 MD Anderson

Cancers of the nose and sinuses account for less than 1% of all tumors, but the nose and sinus give rise to a greater variety of tumors than...

BY Donis Laine

My meningioma story began on a sunny and hot afternoon with a bright blue, cloudless sky.  

As I crossed a parking lot, I looked...