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BY Gail Goodwin

Did you know that MD Anderson claims more than 200,000 cancer survivors? That doesn't count their caregivers, who by the American Cancer Society's definition, are survivors themselves.

This is a club that none of us ever wanted to join, but we've all found ourselves as members. And, come June 1-8, we'll all be celebrated for this membership as part of Survivorship Week at MD Anderson. There will be all kinds of fun and interesting...

BY John Chattaway

"Hold on. I can feel it getting better. Hold on. Be strong. Can you feel it getting better?"

These words of hope and...

BY Lindsay Lewis

Brad Smith and Leila Little are speech pathologists. But their job is a little different than you might think.

As certified lymphedema...

BY Terry Arnold

I used to wonder if doctors at large hospitals like MD Anderson remembered their patients. Did they ever look up from the charts, tests and body exams to see the face of the person they were treating? 

Since patients come from all over the world, it seemed like it would be an impersonal relationship. That is, until I met Ricardo H. Alvarez, M.D.

Waiting to meet my new triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer...

Terry Arnold with Ricardo Alvarez, M.D.

BY Amber Presely

While you spend time with friends and family and celebrate our veterans this Memorial Day weekend, don't take a vacation from making healthy...

BY Janice Rightmer

In early February 2011, my husband Ken was living his life normally. 

Just a few weeks later, things took a turn for the worst...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

For many patients and caregivers, the first visit to MD Anderson can be a little daunting. On top of wondering how you and your family will...

BY Brandie Sellers

The recent revelation that Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy and reconstruction to minimize her chances of developing breast cancer is...

BY Mary Brolley

I wasn't always able to give blood.

The first time I tried -- as a high school senior, many years ago -- I fainted after the finger...

BY Gail Goodwin

A stay in the hospital is not on most kids' top 10 list, but it's often a necessity for young cancer patients. Now, the redesigned and expanded...