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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Mara Antonoff, M.D.’s children have been hand-delivering encouragement to her patients regularly, ever since the cardiothoracic surgeon joined MD Anderson in 2014.

But that changed with the arrival of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19 and social distancing requirements. Now, Antonoff has taken her kids’ efforts digital.

Early lesson in empathy starts sweet tradition

Antonoff’s eldest children, Eliana and...

Mara Antonoff, M.D., and two of her children, Eliana and Sam

BY Lori Baker

Completing cancer treatment is a big deal. Frequently, it’s celebrated through a bell ringing ceremony with family and care team members....

BY Allison Rosen

When I was undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer about eight years ago, it was really important that I stay away from other people, especially...

Breast cancer survivor, Kelly Conner, with her husband, Albert, in the background

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The 2019 novel coronavirus disease – also known as COVID-19 – has introduced many new terms to our vocabulary: from “social distancing” to...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

By now, most cancer patients and their caregivers know the basic precautions they can take to minimize the risk of contracting the 2019 novel...

BY Allison Hemer Jochetz

My husband, John, and I had only been married 45 days when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma on Sept. 1, 2017. Hurricane Harvey loomed over...

BY Molly Adams

With the constant stream of information surrounding the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it’s easy to feel stressed or anxious....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients often need regular doctor visits, both to receive treatment and to have their progress and side effects monitored and managed...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Some cancer patients take medications that suppress their immune systems as a part of their treatment. That makes them more susceptible to...