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BY Dawn Dorsey

A little boy with a rare cancer like rhabdomyosarcoma is still a little boy.

And like many 3-year-old boys, Mason Macri is fascinated with superheroes. 

That's why his parents tell him that each chemotherapy and proton therapy treatment recharges his superpowers. It works much the same as the spoonful of sugar about which Mary Poppins sings.

"We knew he would have questions about what was happening, and...

Candian Mason Macri traveled to MD Anderson to receive rhabdomyosarcoma treatment at the Proton Therapy Center.

BY Mariana Torrado

Genetic testing came up during my first visit to MD Anderson. Why? Because I was only 30 when I received my breast cancer diagnosis, and several...

BY Sarah Cook

Whether you're a patient or a loved one, cancer can affect every aspect of your life. You may have trouble sleeping and experience loss of...

BY Loretta Preston

I started smoking when I was 13 or 14 years old, and after 40 years I never thought I would be someone who quit. Even after the first time I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I still didn’t stop smoking. I was overwhelmed and felt my life was coming to an end. I couldn’t deal with that and trying to quit.

When I was later diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I realized I had to make a change. I wanted to be the one in control of the...

Four-time cancer survivor Loretta Preston shares why she quit smoking.

BY Paula Johnson

At age 64, one would expect to have some hearing loss, but mine seemed to be failing faster than most.

A year earlier, I had obtained...

BY Ryan Stephens

When Elizabeth Sanchez decided to move back to Houston from California in November 2014, she couldn’t quite explain what was drawing her back...

BY Lany Kimmons

In the summer of 2012, doctors removed a mole from Vince Leseney’s shoulder. After a biopsy, the musical theater voice instructor and actor...

BY Doug Jones

I have always heard people say, “Now is not a good time to quit!” There is always a time when you are less stressed, less busy or maybe more...

BY Anton Blender

With most kids back at school, one summer memory likely stands out for some of our teen cancer patients and their siblings: the prom at Camp...

BY Emily Tickle Thomas

I was hoping I had put cancer behind me. I knew I would always have to watch for any signs of recurrence, travel to Houston regularly for...