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BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When you're dealing with cancer, it can be hard to stay focused and cope day after day. But for many patients and caregivers, having a mantra can help. And sometimes the best mantra -- the one that really speaks to you -- comes from someone else who's walked in your shoes. 

This past year, dozens of our patients and caregivers shared great mantras and words of wisdom on our Cancerwise blog and in video interviews.

Here...

BY Audrey Seykora

From relationship advice to what to pack for chemo, many of our survivors have shared what they've learned from their cancer experiences in...

BY Audrey Seykora

Caring for a loved one during cancer treatment is one of the hardest jobs there is. That's why at MD Anderson, we consider cancer caregivers...

BY Audrey Seykora

Adele Hartland says that if anyone can handle breast cancer, it's her.

"Who else has 20 wigs in her garage and lives 10 minutes from MD Anderson?" she says jokingly as she passes out candy canes to fellow patients in Mays Clinic.

No one seems to know that Adele is also there for treatment. Admittedly, with her bright smile, red velvet skirt and knee-length boots, it is hard to tell. For today, she's Miss Claus...

BY Kellie Bramlet

New results from the world's largest ovarian cancer screening study demonstrate that a strategy that starts with a simple blood test called...

BY Roxie Deese

AML: those three letters forever changed my life, but I don't let them define me. I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in August...

BY Kristin Freeze

After years of trying to conceive, my husband and I were overjoyed when we found out I was pregnant with a healthy baby boy. I had an easy...

BY Cathleen McBurney

I am not normal. Shocking, but true! From the outside, all indications dictate otherwise. I look like the typical, suburban mom with...

BY Allison Rosen

When people see me they see Allison -- a goofy, outgoing, big-hearted friend, sister and daughter. Not a cancer patient. And that's what I...

BY Kellie Bramlet

During cancer treatment, you may be focused on just one thing: beating cancer. But after treatment, it can be hard to remember to get your...