Cancerwise Blog: Cancer patient stories of hope | MD Anderson Cancer Center Skip to Content
Top

BY MD Anderson

Debbie Ann Heckeroth wants everyone to know it’s possible to live a good life while having stage IV cancer.

Debbie lived in California when she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2002. She went through a few rounds of radioactive iodine treatment there before her physician discovered tumors in her lungs. In 2004, her thyroid cancer reached stage IV, and she was told she needed to go to another hospital for clinical...

Cancerwise blog post: Debbie Ann Heckeroth is surviving stage IV papillary thyroid cancer thanks to clinical trials at MD Anderson

BY MD Anderson

Multiple myeloma patient Don Kendall had a pretty good idea what to expect when he began his stem cell transplant in January 2014.

...

BY MD Anderson

Caregivers play a crucial role in our cancer patients’ lives. Often, their love and kindness make the cancer journey more bearable.

BY MD Anderson

This past year, dozens of MD Anderson patients and survivors shared their cancer journeys with us. In the process, they’ve shared their strength, wisdom and, best of all, hope.

Here are nine of our most-read patients and survivor stories from 2016....

BY MD Anderson

When Claudia Pichardo was a child, one of her many doctors told her she was a fighter, not a quitter.

“Ever since then, that’s been...

BY MD Anderson

Cancer could have easily taken over the Ferguson family by now.

Three of the family members – wife/mom Sandy and daughters Alyssa and...

BY MD Anderson

Cancers of the nose and sinuses account for less than 1% of all tumors, but the nose and sinus give rise to a greater variety of tumors than...

BY MD Anderson

Fatigue. Hot flashes. Thinning hair. The nagging feeling that something just wasn’t right.

In 2010, Kimberly Hill began experiencing...

BY MD Anderson

Being a nurse is much more than just a job. At MD Anderson, our nurses provide care and compassion for our patients throughout their cancer...

BY MD Anderson

In 2004, Mike Mason was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. His doctors said he had four to six months to live...