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BY Anna Masten Jackson

Discouragement is one of those common experiences that we have all faced at some time or another. But when you're fighting cancer, discouragement is no small threat. 

Because it can be such a powerful force, I tried to learn to recognize it and be prepared to deal with it throughout my cancer treatment.
 
When I was diagnosed with stage IV thymoma, I began to note the various situations that set me up for discouragement...
Anna Jackson and her family

BY Kellie Bramlet

Less than a year after Ashley and Marshall Lauen celebrated their wedding, Marshall was diagnosed with stage II Hodgkin's lymphoma. The couple...

BY MD Anderson

You've probably seen someone walking down the street or sitting on an airplane smoking an electronic cigarette -- a smokeless electronic device...

BY John Chattaway

As a part of MD Anderson's mission to end cancer, we're aspiring to raise the first tobacco-free generation. It's this goal that led to the creation of the ASPIRE program.

ASPIRE, which stands for A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience, aims to educate teens about the dangers of tobacco use, so they never start smoking. For teens who already use tobacco, it provides information and strategies to quit smoking.

This...

BY Harley Hudson

Perhaps the hardest thing a spouse can do is become a caregiver for their other half. This may sound absurd since we all agreed to "for...

BY MD Anderson

Oligodendroglioma survivor Mike Givens has been a dedicated fundraiser and philanthropist for many years. But it wasn't until after his second...

BY MD Anderson

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) survivor Rani Kabra and her husband, Tej, cried as they crossed the finish line together at the 2014 BP MS 150...

BY Madylan Eskridge

When Reza Mehran, M.D., isn't in the operating room, he's flying a twin engine plane or helicopter. When he's not taking to the skies, he...

BY Jennifer Ponce

Nearly eight years ago, I rang the bell at MD Anderson, signifying the end of my stage II, large b-cell, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment.

BY Kellie Bramlet

Shortly after Marshall and Ashley Lauen celebrated their wedding, Marshall started feeling fatigue, losing weight and was experiencing trouble...