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BY Michele Longabaugh

When people learn that I have cancer, they usually appear saddened and offer me encouragement, often adding how good I look. When they learn that I have stage IV cancer, their sadness deepens, and they tell me how sorry they are. When they discover that I have stage IV anal cancer, they appear shocked and either shut up or ask in hushed voices how I "caught it."

After four years, you would think I'd be used to the...

Michele Longabaugh shares how she's learned to step past the anal cancer stigma.

BY Cara Sorrell

At 21 years old, I was enjoying the new sense of independence that college brought. But this newfound freedom and self-sufficiency began to...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Anthony Quinn hardly remembers his osteosarcoma treatment, but he sees a reminder of his journey each day. At just 4 years old, Anthony lost...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Seven months into her pregnancy with her second child, Melissa DeLeon was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  Several weeks before her diagnosis, she had begun experiencing AML symptoms. She was dizzy and nauseous. She bruised easily, had lost all appetite and was often tired. She went to her doctor for blood work. After the test, the doctor handed her a large, sealed envelope and told her to go to the address on the...
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) survivor Melissa Deleon shares her story of facing leukemia during pregnancy.

BY Lisa Talbott

My family had always been close. My parents taught my three siblings and me to value our faith and our family. But we never knew how much...

BY Diane Talley

By the time my retirement rolled around in 2006, we had it all planned. My husband had been retired for several years, and we were excited...

BY Kellie Bramlet

When it comes to health, Deborah Britting has one message for others: Don't ignore potential symptoms. As a glioblastoma survivor, she's speaking...

BY Trevor Adams

After my ependymoma treatment, I thought I might not ever be able to play music again. But fast-forward four years, and I am about to transfer...

BY Lisa Garvin

Kimberly Bowness started using tanning beds because she wanted to get rid of tan lines before junior prom. 

"Looking back...

BY Cindy McConkey Cox

"Are you nervous?" my daughter asked as I was getting ready for my first proton radiation treatment at MD Anderson.

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