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BY Lindsey Garner

In 2015, after 25 years of traversing the globe for an airline, Catherine Arellano was enjoying her retirement traveling for fun with her husband, Solon.

But in May of that year, an endoscopy at another hospital revealed a large benign mass in her colon. Catherine was told that her only treatment option was surgery to remove 10 inches of her colon.

Avoiding surgery and a possible colostomy was important to Catherine....

Cancerwise blog post: Catherine Arellano undergoes an endoscopic mucosal resection

BY Lindsey Garner

The room is quiet. Soft light streams through the shaded windows. A soothing voice breaks the silence and addresses the cancer patients and...

BY Lindsey Garner

Nova Sprague always has had a passion for animals, especially dogs. And she never thought she'd work with them instead of people. But MD Anderson...

BY Lindsey Garner

Chris Cuchapin is proud to be one of the first faces patients and their families see when they visit MD Anderson.

As a patient services coordinator in Diagnostic Imaging, Cuchapin checks patients in at the front desk and keeps them updated on the status of their appointments while they wait.

After several of his family members were diagnosed with the disease, he joined MD Anderson to try to make a difference in the lives...

BY Lindsey Garner

No matter how you like to get your heart rate up and work up a sweat, exercising for at least 30 minutes every day can help lower your chances...

BY Lindsey Garner

A self-proclaimed acute care junkie, Margaret Row, M.D., can be found in our Emergency Center most Thursdays taking care of patients. In her...

BY Lindsey Garner

When our patients undergo treatment, the focus is on them and their needs. But cancer often affects the entire family, especially caregivers...

BY Lindsey Garner

Did you know that MD Anderson has its own post office? Located in the Main Building, the post office serves patients, visitors and employees...

BY Lindsey Garner

"We laugh, cut up, wear costumes, sing and dance," Ron Richards says.

This may sound like a variety show performance, but...

BY Lindsey Garner

This post is part of our Survivorship Week series, June 2-9.

"I was ignorant on the subject. I didn't even know you could get...