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BY Brenna Huckaby

After losing most of my right leg at age 14 in November 2010 due to osteosarcoma, it was really hard for me to give up gymnastics. It had been my whole life up until then, and I’d been good enough at it that I was on track for a college scholarship.

But when the nagging knee pain I’d had for about a year turned out to be bone cancer instead of a sports injury, my parents and I came to MD Anderson. There, we met with Dr. Valerae...

Osteosarcoma survivor and professional snowboarder Brenna Huckaby holds hand over heart

BY Rayne Parker

Cancer is a really big deal, but I never thought about it like that because no one in my family had ever had it before. Then my twin sister...

BY Meagan Raeke

When Robert Alvarez was diagnosed with a low-grade insular brain tumor in 2013, he decided to hope for the best and postpone treatment.

BY June Graham

I was raised believing that everything happens for a reason, and that’s exactly how I’ve chosen to approach my treatment for colorectal cancer.

I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in the November 2012 after I started experiencing pain in my stomach. At first, I thought I might’ve become lactose intolerant, but when the pain persisted, I went to the doctor. 

A stool test revealed blood, so my doctor insisted...

Colorectal cancer survivor June Graham smiles as she receives maintenance chemotherapy

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...

BY Jacqueline Mason

It was the real-life scenario physicians and pharmacists had feared.

A woman entered the ICU with a high fever and low white blood...

BY Deanna Kotrla

In May 2017, my 20-year-old daughter Brooke came home after her college finals with increasing headaches, vision problems and some strange...

BY Devon Carter

Around 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with anal cancer each year, which is often treated using radiation therapy.


BY Sara K. Parker

When our daughter, Aaliyah, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at age 9 in November 2016, my husband and I were singularly focused on her...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

There’s no one food that can cure cancer, but that doesn’t stop such myths from circulating. And while researchers are starting to find some...