At 17 years old, I was diagnosed with melanoma. I was about to start my senior year of high school. Instead of going to the first football game of the season, I spent the first weekend of the school year recovering from surgery to remove all the traces of cancer in my body.
My melanoma diagnosis
The summer before my senior year in high school, my parents noticed a mole on my lower back. We decided to remove the mole, purely...
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “Acute” means that this leukemia can progress rapidly if not treated, and “myeloid” refers to the type of cell this leukemia starts from.
While AML typically occurs in adults with median age of 67, MD Anderson does treat many adolescent and young adult AML patients.
If you or a lov