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BY Amanda Swennes

At MD Anderson, we define cancer patients as cancer survivors on the day they're diagnosed. We consider family, caregivers and friends survivors, too. To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 7, we're hosting a week of entertainment and educational activities to honor those who are living with, through and beyond cancer.

Join us June 1-7, 2015 
Patients, survivors and caregivers can join myCancerConnection...

Learn about Survivorship Week at MD Anderson.

BY Shannon Magee

I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on May 23, 2013. The statistics told me that the prognosis for pancreatic cancer is pretty dismal.<...

BY Joaquin Altenberg

Whenever I think about my amazingly brave, strong mother, I can't help but thank MD Anderson for the moments they gave us.

My mother...

BY Tolley St. Clair

One more treatment to go. ONE. MORE. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's been a long road since my melanoma diagnosis, to say the least. Scans, blood work and too many doctors' visits. You know the drill. To say cancer was a wake-up call is putting it mildly.

When I received my melanoma diagnosis, I was living and working in San Antonio (hundreds of miles away from my family), and dating someone. Now, a year-and-a-half...

Tolley St. Clair shares what she'll miss after melanoma treatment.

BY Kellie Bramlet

For cancer patients and caregivers, the support of friends and loved ones can make a big difference. But when you live in another city or...

BY Clayton Boldt

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that e-cigarette use has grown rapidly among teens in the past few years...

BY Traci Newsom

As a cancer patient, it often can feel like you've lost control.  You can't control your diagnosis, your test results or your cancer...

BY Drew Long

When I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, I immediately had a lot of questions. I needed to know what I was up against. Personally, I wanted...

BY Kayce Smith

I got the call on my 25th birthday. "Kayce," my dermatologist said. "You have stage one melanoma. You need to go to MD Anderson...

BY Cora Connor

On April 19, 2012, my family's life changed forever. That's when my younger brother, Herman, was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma,...