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BY Linda Ryan

My most recent goal was to watch a marathon. Yes, watch. 

I know that watching the race will motivate me to run another one. In 2011, I completed my first marathon.  Four weeks later I found an enlarged lymph node that indicated my cervical cancer was back.  

It's been almost two years since I finished the eight rounds of chemotherapy that it took to rid my body of the disease. Now, need to prove to myself...

Linda Ryan

BY Brittany Cordeiro

Sleep is essential to life. 

But restless nights are all too common for cancer caregivers, who may be experiencing stress or caring...

BY Stephanie Schmidt

I'll never forget the phone call I received in Dec. 2012. I rushed to my parents' house, where my mom met me outside. I asked her, "Is...

BY Brandie Sellers

All cancer sucks. However, I must admit (not-so-secretly) that I envy people who complete cancer treatment. In my case, breast cancer treatment has been constant since my diagnosis and recurrence in 2011. I often return to MD Anderson for CT scans, bone scans, chest ultrasounds and other tests that come along with having a later stage breast cancer diagnosis. The scans are never completely clear, and there's always something to watch....

Brandie Sellers with her children

BY Kellie Bramlet

Alma Faz's goal has always been to run. After losing her leg during simultaneous bone cancer and ovarian cancer treatments, Alma tried participating...

BY Erin Buck, Ph.D., and Irene Teo, Ph.D.

Cancer treatment and sexuality can be awkward to discuss, but opening the lines of communication can make a big difference for patients and...

BY Mary Ginley

I had my idea of a near perfect life, until I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

My husband and I were living less than 10 minutes...

BY Harley Hudson

During my trips to MD Anderson for my chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treatment, I noticed a group of people who seldom receive accolades...

BY Tom Barber

In the four years since I completed lung cancer treatment, I've been dedicated to showing others that there is hope and the possibility of...

BY Brianna Garrison and Sarah Hines - Social Work Counselors

"In the face of demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. In the face of brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. In the...