Skip to Content
Top

BY Judy Overton

"You can't sit on the sidelines. You've got to be involved." -- MD Anderson caregiver

Caregivers' concerns are embedded in their stories.

As a nurse caring for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation, Lori Williams, Ph.D., has heard many stories from family caregivers. Bedside and clinic nurses tend to have more contact with caregivers than do other medical personnel, she says,. Her close contact led...

Loretta Williams, Ph.D.

BY CancerwiseBlogger

Val Marshall's cancer journey began in May 2009 when her son Addison was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. A visit to the family...

BY Wendy Griffith, L.C.S.W. - Social Work

Take a moment and think about someone close to you who's died. A grandparent, parent or friend . . . it can be anyone.

Were there...

BY Lyndie Charnock

Mike Charnock of Houston, TX., was treated for high blood pressure and enlarged lymph nodes before doctors found the real cause. On July 26, 2010 at age 35, he was diagnosed with a Stage IV lung cancer which had spread to his brain as well. With a brain surgery under his belt and a strong treatment plan, Mike is defying the odds every day.

His wife, Lyndie Charnock, wants to share her experiences as a caregiver to encourage...

BY Christy Little

Part II of Monday's post-Family Pulls Together for Medical Journey

In June, Christy Little and her family traveled to MD Anderson...

BY Leslie Schover, Ph.D.

Some of you may be fans of the cable television series, "The Big C. In its second season, it tells the story of Cathy Jamison, a woman...

BY Christy Little

In June, Christy Little and her family traveled to MD Anderson from Birmingham, Ala., for treatment for her stepfather. What could have been...

BY Genie Alice Causey

Nate Causey of Tupelo, Miss., was treated for TMJ and tension headaches before doctors found the real cause. At age 34, he was diagnosed with...

BY Tom Vetter

Tom Vetter was diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer last July, but he continues to work full time and spends one day a week volunteering...