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BY Josh Taylor

Seeing all the color leave my wife’s face when she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2011 is a hard memory to think about. Aly was only 24 at the time. I was 27. And we had just decided to start trying to have children. We had no clue what to expect after a breast cancer diagnosis, but our minds automatically leapt to the worst-case scenario.

Once we learned what Aly actually had (stage II invasive ductal carcinoma...

Josh and Aly Taylor

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As an 18-year-old, Lauren Rodriguez never suspected her lingering cough would turn out to be a lung cancer symptom.

“I was in shock...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn and Craig Carson

On Oct. 28, Mary Lindimore crossed the finish line of the IRONMAN Waco 70.3 triathlon. Alongside her was Cheryl Pfennig, the MD Anderson advanced...

BY Anatole Karpovs, M.D.

Some people say that cancer changes them. But I don’t think that’s right. I believe it’s more accurate to say that cancer enhances who you already are. It helps you focus on what’s important.

In my case, a colorectal cancer diagnosis enhanced all the qualities I already had that make me who I am. It made me appreciate more of the things in life that really matter and not sweat the small stuff that doesn’t.

More patience...

Dr. Anatole Karpovs and his family

BY Pamela Soliman, M.D.

As a gynecologic oncologist, I see women with every type of cancer related to the female reproductive system, except breast cancer. I treat...

BY Makesha Miggins, M.D.

When I was growing up, it always amazed me how my pediatrician could ask just five or six questions, and then magically know exactly what...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Abdominal radical hysterectomies (also called “open” hysterectomies) typically are thought of as more difficult for patients to recover from...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Over the last year and a half, Shams Peerbhai has tried just about everything to cope with peripheral neuropathy, a cancer treatment side...

BY Ashley Rivera

My dad’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her 60s. But that was considered pretty normal at the time, so she didn’t...

BY Barbara Lewis

Until I was diagnosed with stage I triple-negative breast cancer in December 2016, I didn’t know much about immunotherapy. But as an executive...