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BY Kellie Bramlet

When Gus Kunze was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011, his daughter Joyce Matula laid out all the facts for her 90-year-old dad. She presented him with all the possible esophageal cancer treatment options and told him that she would support him, whether or not he decided to receive treatment.

Undergoing esophageal cancer treatment
He began proton therapy treatment at MD Anderson.

"For a long time, MD Anderson...

Gus Kunze

BY Mike Snyder

"At this point, there isn't anything else we can do for you."

That sentence is one that cancer patients never want to hear...

BY Kellie Bramlet

When 17-year-old Aaron Miranda noticed his right eye drooping in his senior picture, he figured it was just the camera or a mistake the photographer...

BY Paul Neff

I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil, a type of head and neck cancer, in December 2012. I met with some of the best doctors near my home in southern California, but I never left those appointments with confidence in their gameplan. Surgeons told us surgery was the solution, the oncologist said chemotherapy was the answer, and the radiation oncologist said radiation therapy was the way to go.

Feeling confused...

Paul Neff shares his story about coming to MD Anderson for squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil treatment.

BY Erika Archer Lewis

Twenty years ago, while a college senior, I spent weekends commuting from Austin to Houston to care for my 42-year-old mother. She was battling...

BY Harley Hudson

I've been on many teams over the decades. Some have been very successful. Others, not so much. Now I find myself on a new team, my cancer...

BY Robert Bresalier, M.D.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States, and the third leading cause of cancer death....

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

Thanks to recent developments in the medical field, more and more people are surviving and thriving after cancer treatment. However, patients...

BY Bryan Frame


On March 23, 2011, I was told I wouldn't live to be an old man. I was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and was told by my doctor...

BY Sarah Hines

"Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future."...