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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 effect that commonly causes tingling, burning, weakness or numbness in the hands and/or feet.

Now, the stage III colorectal cancer survivor is hoping a neuromodulation clinical trial eases his pain.

“I've already been through so much, I'm willing to try anything that works,” he...

Colorectal cancer survivor Shams Peerbhai

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

A nagging pain at the end of Sam Markota’s digestive tract suddenly became unbearable during a business trip to Thailand. The then-55-year-old...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Cancer wasn’t Adel Tawfik’s first medical crisis.

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Adel had two open-heart surgeries. In 2015, he had a near-fatal...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Last year, Primus Moore was among seven referees selected to officiate Oklahoma’s all-state high school football games.

“It’s inspiring for an 18-year-old kid to see that you’re 70 years old and you’re keeping up with them,” he says.

For Primus, being able to keep up with high school athletes was an even bigger deal because he was undergoing kidney cancer treatment at the time.

After his diagnosis in 2014, he had...

Kidney cancer survivor Primus Moore poses in his referee uniform with his family on a football field

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

As an executive at an oil and gas service company, Andy Moriarty often shares safety messages with his employees. Lately, these messages have...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

A little over a year ago, Robbie Johnson was desperately searching for the right metastatic breast cancer treatment.

"I’d been...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

It had been two years since Billa Woollam’s last mammogram, and she knew she was long overdue for one. But it was a strange sensation in her...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jerry McLeary can recall the exact moment he just knew that his journey with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma would end happily....

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

During one of breast cancer survivor Margaret Looper’s early visits to MD Anderson some 15 years ago, a volunteer who escorted her to her...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Jan de Chambrier had always envisioned herself as a mother to several children. In 1990, she and her husband were on their way to fulfilling...