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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 for a children’s cancer hospital, my work supports research on Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare genetic condition that I actually have.

Originally, I was planning to become a pediatric oncology nurse. But my own cancer diagnosis and Li-Fraumeni syndrome took me down a different path. I dropped...

Li-Fraumeni syndrome survivor Lainie Jones with her husband, Joseph

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients find hope in different ways. Some do it by reminding themselves that nothing lasts forever, and that this, too, shall pass...

BY Scott Appleby

I probably wouldn’t be here today if I’d accepted the standard treatment for my stage IV anaplastic thyroid cancer and stayed in San Diego...

BY Meagan Raddatz

As I learned when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year, there’s a lot of scary and unfamiliar territory to deal with when you find out you have cancer. You don’t know what will happen or whether you’re making the right choices or whether anyone else knows what it’s like to deal with the new bodily changes you’re facing. All of that uncertainty can easily consume you if you let it.

As someone who’s struggled with...

Thyroid cancer survivor Meagan Raddatz

BY Lori Baker

Some of cancer’s secrets are hiding in patients’ blood. Uncovering them involves only a simple blood draw.

MD Anderson is taking innovative...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

It’s taken nine years, but Paulette Spivey finally can say with confidence that she’s living without any evidence of cancer.

“I know...

BY Devon Carter

Hearing you have a thyroid nodule can be scary, but it doesn’t always mean you have cancer. In fact, only about 10% of thyroid nodules are...

BY Devon Carter

Until recently, decades passed with little progress in improving the survival rates of parathyroid cancer patients. But our specialized, multidisciplinary...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Veronika Fitzgerald is still amazed by the events that led up to her papillary thyroid cancer diagnosis.

In the fall of 2015, she began...

BY Devon Carter

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer, it may be hard to find others who’ve received the same diagnosis....