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BY Everette S. Gardner Jr.

I was preparing for heart surgery when I received a lung cancer diagnosis. The two health problems could have had dire results, but fortunately, I found a thoracic surgeon at MD Anderson who could help me navigate not one, but two complicated surgeries – and come out cancer-free.

A sarcomatoid carcinoma diagnosis

I was first diagnosed with aortic stenosis in 2010, and by February 2016 I knew it would need to be repaired...

Lung cancer survivor Everette S. Gardner Jr.

BY Monica G. Saenz

My stepson Roberto Saenz was heading to junior prom in 2009 when his brain tumor symptoms began. As he rode in the limo, he started to...

BY Jill Stein

Some days, I look back at my rectal cancer treatment, and I honestly can’t believe how far I’ve come. The fact that I’m not only alive but...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

It’s been more than a year since Jacquiela Dorsey, a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient, met Lady June Bolhorst, a clinical nurse who goes by L.J., but she knows she’ll never forget her. The kindness L.J. showed when Jaquelia was nervous about receiving a biopsy left an impression. Here’s their story.

Coming to MD Anderson for a biopsy

Jacquiela: I was nervous about coming to MD Anderson. I had already had a Whipple procedure...

MD  Anderson nurse Lady Jane (L.J.) Bolhorst receives Daisy Award for her support of a pancreatic cancer patient during a biopsy.

BY Allie Moreno

When I was diagnosed with my primary mediastinal large b-cell lymphoma diagnosis in November 2017, I was in the second trimester of my pregnancy...

BY Marivel Preciado

I recently completed radiation therapy, but I’m still waiting to find out if it was successful in destroying a tumor that spread to my lung...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a registered nurse, Asha Bhandari was familiar with cancer – even less common cancer types, like oral cancer. But she never believed...

BY Rob Moss

I’ve never taken illegal drugs, and the only time I ever had a needle in my arm was when a doctor was on the other side of it. So my best...

BY Trevor Mitchell

Cancer can have a lasting effect on a patient.

That’s why rehabilitation is often so important after cancer treatment or...

BY Nicole Body

One weekend in June 2017, I became incredibly ill. I’d faced digestive issues for three years, but this pain was different. By Monday, the...