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BY Roslin Sweat

When I was first diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in 1990, I was a 22-year-old college student. I didn’t know anything about cancer.

My cancer story started when I woke up one morning and noticed my face was swollen on the left side. My mom scheduled me a doctor’s appointment. The doctor said it was allergies and gave me a prescription. But several days later, my face was still swollen. I also had severe headaches and my left eye...

Rhabdomyosarcoma and osteoblastic osteosarcoma survivor shares her story.

BY Clayton Boldt

Sexual problems are one of the most common long-term side effects that cancer patients face. In a survey of MD Anderson cancer patients, almost...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Finishing cancer treatment can be a momentous occasion – one that calls for celebrating in ways both big and small. But there’s no right way...

BY Dan Rooker

In 2007, I noticed the lymph nodes under my jaw were swollen. But it took more than two years and a routine trip to the dermatologist to get my diagnosis in March 2010: chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). I was only 49 years old.

My CLL showed a 17p abnormality. This meant the cancer would probably spread more rapidly, be more resistant to treatment and have shorter periods of remission.

Two of my colleagues at home in Raleigh...

B-cell lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) survivor Dan Rooker shares his story.

BY Kai Dunbar

Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with stage III melanoma.

I didn’t spend a lot of time in the sun before my malignant melanoma...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Our doctors are dreamers. They dream of conquering cancer and adding meaningful years to our patients' lives. Our Investigational Pharmacy...

BY Debra Ruzensky

As a registered dietitian at MD Anderson, I know that nausea and other side effects of cancer and treatment make eating difficult, if not...

BY Trevor Mitchell

Picking up the phone to order a nutritious, freshly prepared meal that's delivered by an attendant wearing a tuxedo might seem more common...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Rashe Bowie hadn’t been working at her current company very long when she and her colleagues played Two Truths and a Lie during an offsite...

BY Lori Baker

Many melanoma patients know Patrick Hwu, M.D., as the oncologist and immunology expert who saved their lives. But Hwu, who has headed up our...