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BY Thomas Suchyta

I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre disease in 2012 and chronic inflammatory demyelating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in 2013. But I learned that I actually had “POEMS” syndrome — a rare blood disorder related to multiple myeloma — at MD Anderson in January 2014.

After a year and a half of being misdiagnosed by other doctors, finding out that I had a blood-based cancer brought me a strange kind of relief. By that point, my peripheral...

POEMS syndrome survivor Thomas Suchyta with his wife, Janice

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 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 Gary S. Rudman

After I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April 2015, I was treated at MD Anderson by Dr. Robert Orlowski with chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.

A lot of people ask me about that experience, so I’ve put together a list of the five most common questions I get, along with my answers.

What kind of stem cell transplant did you have?

There are two different types of stem cell transplants: allogeneic and autologous...

Cancerwise blog post: Gary Rudman and his wife Robin, stem cell transplant, multiple myeloma

BY Gary S. Rudman

When I was recovering from a stem cell transplant after my multiple myeloma diagnosis, the nights were always the hardest. Visitors and caregivers...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Gary Rudman has a motto: “Never quit. Never stop. Not today. Not ever.” And he’s lived by it throughout his multiple myeloma journey....

BY Jay Lopiccolo

What do you do when your body doesn’t respond to physical training in the same way it did just a few years ago? How do you react if you feel...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Gary Rudman began experiencing severe lower back and leg pain in early 2013, just a few years after he retired from the U.S. Air Force. His...

BY Megan Maisel

Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that helps your body fight infection. A condition called neutropenia occurs when the number of...

BY Devon Carter

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a stem cell transplant if you’ve been diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukemia, lymphoma...