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BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

We all experience sadness, stress and anxiety sometimes. A cancer diagnosis can amplify these feelings, with the stress and anxiety it adds to your daily life and relationships. But in some cases, prolonged feelings of sadness, stress and anxiety might be more than the blues. They may be signs of clinical depression.

With one in three people experiencing a major depressive episode in their lifetime, clinical depression is...

Coffee mug with sad face to depict depression

BY Wendy Griffith

A cancer support group is a safe place to share your experiences and connect with others facing the same challenges. It gives you the space...

BY Katie Brooks

You see them walking the skybridge: some people wearing patient identification wristbands, some people wearing employee badges. But there...

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 with breast cancer one year earlier, and doctors back home in South Carolina couldn’t get it under control. By the time I made it down to MD Anderson for a second opinion, my disease had spread to five areas of my body: shoulder, buttock, liver, lungs and rib.

Though I’m still undergoing...

Cancerwise blog post: Triple-negative breast cancer survivor remains positive during clinical trial for breast cancer treatment

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

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...

BY Zachary Grubbs

In high school, I didn’t have much of a social life. I had trouble with insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, depression and apathy. As time went on...

BY Peggy Pellon

Ten years ago, I completed my first shift as an inpatient volunteer at MD Anderson’s Texas Medical Center Campus. For the past six years I...

BY Pamela Schlembach, M.D.

Between all of the decorating, baking, cooking, parties, shopping and events, the holiday season can be stressful. And, adding cancer treatment...

BY Niki Schoessow

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