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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Sometimes our surgeons must perform life-altering surgeries to remove cancer. And, in many cases, cancer surgeries have the potential to dramatically change a patient’s physical appearance or lifestyle. But through reconstructive microsurgery, our plastic surgeons are often able to help patients return to their normal appearance or lifestyle.

Microsurgery allows surgeons to perform procedures that were once impossible, and they...

Alexander Mericli, M.D., performs microsurgery on a cancer patient

BY Sarah Zizinia

In early 2009, Hilary McQuiston-Fall was enjoying an active lifestyle full of outdoor activities in San Francisco, California. But when the...

BY MD Anderson Staff

MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™ is designed to reduce the time it takes to move promising cancer discoveries into the clinic, where they...

BY Linda Thomas

When I was diagnosed with granular cell cancer in May 2017, my doctors at MD Anderson recommended surgery, followed by six weeks of proton therapy.

It never occurred to me that I could receive treatment at night, so when my first proton therapy session was scheduled for 10:30 p.m., it freaked me out a little bit. Was that a typo? Why was I being seen so late?

I called my care team, and they confirmed the time slot was real...

Granular cell cancer survivor Linda Thomas and MD Anderson nurse Dexter Allen

BY Nicolas Palaskas, M.D.

Every year, the number of cancer survivors grows. That’s why it’s becoming increasingly important for doctors to make sure cancer treatments...

BY David Wight

Looking back, I wish I’d asked more questions when I was first diagnosed with bladder cancer in July 2010.

I have plasmacytoid urothelial...

BY Linda Thomas

In May 2017, I was getting ready for the release of my first book, preparing to move into a new house, and looking forward to a 10-day road...

BY Everette S. Gardner Jr.

I was preparing for heart surgery when I received a lung cancer diagnosis. The two health problems could have had dire results, but fortunately...

BY Jill Stein

Some days, I look back at my rectal cancer treatment, and I honestly can’t believe how far I’ve come. The fact that I’m not only alive but...

BY Rob Moss

I’ve never taken illegal drugs, and the only time I ever had a needle in my arm was when a doctor was on the other side of it. So my best...