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BY MD Anderson staff

Most people don’t look back on their cancer experience with fondness.

But Jacqueline Wallace is not most people.

The 60-year-old from Memphis, Tennessee, is a wife, mother and registered nurse. She’s also a survivor of stage IV diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“I actually enjoyed my time at MD Anderson,” Jacqueline says. “I loved it.”

Facing lymphoma with joy

During her...

Non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma survivor Jacqueline Wallace

BY MD Anderson Staff

When it comes to facing cancer, follicular lymphoma survivor Michael Baker says laughter is the best medicine.

Well, actually lenalidomide...

BY Brian Heard

I often joke that parenting is more difficult than cancer treatment. Some days I feel that statement holds true, but fatherhood is a challenge...

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 don’t cause any lingering side effects — particularly when it comes to heart health.

Heart problems are the leading cause of death in Americans each year. Cancer is No. 2. So if we’re able to cure someone’s cancer, we certainly don’t want to leave them with any cardiovascular issues.

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