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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Breast cancer remains one of the two most-common types of cancer in the world, according to the World Health Organization. It’s the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths annually. And more than 265,000 people will be diagnosed with it in the United States alone, during any given year.

But there is reason for hope. Research has yielded a number of exciting developments in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment that will improve...

Pink breast cancer ribbon against pink background

BY Mark Hood

When my prescription reading glasses snapped in two without warning in November 2016, I had no idea how much my life was about to change.<...

BY Michelle John

I've always had to fight for my health. I had my left leg amputated at age 1 due to a birth defect, and I was born with the sickle...

BY Vanessa Sanders

I’ve been helping people get around at MD Anderson since 2002. First, I drove the ground shuttles that travel between our buildings at the Texas Medical Center Campus. Then, I became a dispatch team leader. And in 2011, I started driving the shuttle carts that connect our buildings along the skybridge.

Over the years, I’ve probably heard hundreds of our patients’ cancer stories. I never thought I’d have one to tell myself. But...

Breast cancer survivor Vanessa Sanders

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...

BY Jim Allison, Ph.D.

For a long time, immunotherapy was considered nonsense by many people in mainstream cancer medicine. It had been tried for years, starting...

BY Sabrina Dominguez

When I was 16 and undergoing treatment for a type of brain cancer called medulloblastoma, one of the best pieces of advice I got was from...

BY Tralisa Woods

My whole career in financial services has been about creating positive experiences for other people. But I never knew how different one hospital...

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 Donna DeVries

I wasn’t working at MD Anderson yet when I learned that I had triple-negative breast cancer in July 2009. But after hearing about two family...