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BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Six months after Emily Augenstein’s acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, a doctor in Pittsburgh told her that her allogeneic stem cell transplant had failed and she needed to get her affairs in order.

“I was mortified,” Emily recalls. “I went home, and my husband and I were crying. Then we searched online for the best cancer hospital in the world, and MD Anderson came up.”

A clinical trial and a second stem cell transplant<...

Acute myeloid leukemia survivor Emily Augenstein with her husband, Jason Augenstein

BY Amy Marsh

Before my acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, I was in great shape. I was training 20-25 hours a week as a professional triathlete and had recently...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Dana MacFarlane may have been the one who received a leukemia diagnosis, but she’s certain every one of her family members suffered just as...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Two-time widower Paul Nielsen was in excellent health at age 67. So the former marathon runner knew something was wrong when he started feeling tired all the time in the fall of 2015.

“I had to nap for a couple of hours almost every afternoon,” he says. “I couldn’t even make it to supper.”

Though concerned by his fatigue, Paul put off investigating it until his regular annual physical in January 2016. That’s when blood tests...

Cancerwise blog post: acute myeloid survivor Paul Nielsen connected with the woman that eventually became his wife during his cancer treatment, including a stem cell transplant

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Dana MacFarlane is still in awe of her sudden onset of acute myeloid leukemia in July 2017.

“I take blood tests on a routine basis...

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...

BY Jasmine Ross

It’s been six years since I was first told that I had no evidence of acute myeloid leukemia. But thoughts about recurrence still pop into...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Hardly anything can get in the way of John Kosmatka’s passion for running. Even after he underwent prostate cancer surgery in March 2015,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

An acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis (AML) in May 2016 came as no real surprise to Julia Dutton. She’d been fighting debilitating fatigue for...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

April 4 is just another day to most people. But to Erika Evans, it’s an important one. This year, it marked the fifth anniversary of the day...