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BY Val Marshall

Val Marshall's cancer journey began in May 2009 when her son Addison was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. A visit to the family doctor for what they thought was a simple high school football injury turned out to be so much more.

Inspired by her son's strength and hope, Val strives to be a voice to help connect other parents on this journey. Her series shares insight into her life as a mom of a typical teenager who...

Addison Marshall

BY MD Anderson

Last year, MD Anderson President John Mendelsohn, M.D., proposed 10 steps that can be taken to ensure cancer deaths decrease more rapidly,...

BY MD Anderson

The Body Image Therapy Service (BITS) at MD Anderson is a program designed to help patients adjust to body image- and appearance-related changes...

BY Lindsey Garner

"At one point in my therapy, I came to a very big conclusion -- cancer had taken enough from me," Angela Gass says.

Now 36, she has spent 12 years fighting cancer, which claimed one-third of her tongue and three-fourths of her jaw, leading to body image issues.

"It had taken my ability to eat, speak clearly and be confident about my appearance," Gass says. "I decided that I wasn't going to...

BY Lucy Richardson

Lymphedema is the accumulation of fluid in the body tissue. It occurs because the body is either producing too much fluid, or the lymphatic...

BY MD Anderson

Last year, MD Anderson President John Mendelsohn, M.D., proposed 10 steps that can be taken to ensure cancer deaths decrease more rapidly,...

BY MD Anderson

Last year, MD Anderson President John Mendelsohn, M.D., proposed 10 steps that can be taken to ensure cancer deaths decrease more rapidly,...

BY MD Anderson

The University of Texas System Board of Regents today named Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., as the sole finalist for the presidency of MD Anderson...

BY Judy Overton

After a long and successful career in broadcast journalism in Houston, North Texas and Oklahoma, Judy Overton joined MD Anderson in 2008 as...

BY Dana Lee

It's been more than nine months since Melanie Curtis has been back to her Cummings, Ga., home. She just happened to be visiting her daughter...