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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 Robbie Johnson

Before I enrolled in one of MD Anderson’s triple-negative breast cancer clinical trial in November 2016, I was in a dark place. I’d been re-diagnosed...

BY Jessica Garcia

In the last five years, I’ve competed in 10 professional outrigger canoeing competitions across North and South America. I’ve also had stereotactic...

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 receiving no treatment, and I knew the cancer was spreading throughout my body,” she says. “My husband and I were mentally at a very low point.”

Robbie was initially diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer in October 2013. She underwent treatment in her home state of South Carolina, but 2 years later...

Triple-negative breast cancer survivor Robbie Johnson and her husband are all smiles, thanks to a clinical trial

BY Laura Laster

When he was 15, my husband Jesse underwent a colectomy, a procedure that removed his colon. Jesse opted to do this after learning that he...

BY MD Anderson Staff

In May 2016, Victor Barreiro learned his melanoma, originally treated in his hometown of Mexico City in 2014, had returned and spread throughout...

BY Niki Schoessow

My husband, Coleman Schoessow, draws vibrant, abstract, stream-of-consciousness art with ink on canvas. He discovered this hidden talent during...

BY Casey Thaler

When I started college, I had a specific vision of where my life was heading – I was going to be an Air Force pilot. I had a full Air Force...

BY Pam Patterson

I’m really blessed that I found out about my anal cancer diagnosis early on. That’s a big part of the reason why I’m living without any evidence...

BY Diego Zamora

Sometimes I forget that I have pancreatic cancer because I just don’t believe it’s going to kill me.

In fact, I’ve never felt healthier...