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BY Bobbi Johnson-Filipiak

Everyone is dealt a card or two in life that will pose their greatest challenges. For me, that card was being diagnosed with stage III lung cancer in September 2013.

At the time, I was a healthy 42-year-old who had never so much as picked up a cigarette. Nobody in my family had ever smoked either. So, to say the diagnosis came as a shock is no understatement.

Following my intuition saved my daughter’s life

I found...

Cancerwise blog post: Survivor Bobbi Johnson-Filipiak, lung cancer, clinical trial, targeted therapy

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you — or your child — were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do? How would you handle the treatments and the side effects? How would...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...

BY Lori Baker

Surgeons at MD Anderson are using extreme heat and cold as their weapons against some forms of cancer.

They’re finding that the minimally invasive treatments are working as well as, if not better than, standard cancer treatments for many patients. Recovery is dramatically quicker.

Quality of life is better. Patients are more satisfied.

Turning up the heat on spinal cord tumors

MD Anderson patients with certain...

Cancerwise blog post: Breast cancer, spinal tumors clinical trials provide promise for future cancer treatment methods

BY Tarah Harvey

Everyone on my father’s side of the family has died of cancer — my dad of prostate cancer, my grandpa of lung cancer, and my grandma of kidney...

BY Lori Baker

Some of cancer’s secrets are hiding in patients’ blood. Uncovering them involves only a simple blood draw.

MD Anderson is taking innovative...

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 Laura Harvey

In February, Stephen Hahn, M.D., was named MD Anderson’s deputy president and chief operating officer. In this role, he’s responsible for...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Lung cancer and breast cancer survivor Dian Snowden has been through a lot in the past 16 years. Not only has faced two cancer diagnoses,...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

It was a 5.5-cm tumor wrapped around Jason McFarland’s pulmonary artery that threatened to end his 20-year career as a police officer and,...