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BY Lori Baker

When Paula Bell was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in her left breast in 2007, she had chemotherapy prior to undergoing a mastectomy, and then radiation and drug treatment. But eventually, Paula’s arm began to swell due to lymphedema, localized fluid retention and tissue swelling that can result from treating breast cancer, as well as melanoma, sarcoma and pelvic cancer.

Her surgeon recommended she see Edward Chang, M.D...

Cancerwise blog photo: Edward Chang, M.D., and Matthew Hanasono, M.D., speak with a patient

BY Marcy Kurtz

For weeks before my fourth tumor removal surgery (my third in as many years), I carefully prepared for this major event. I made sure my work...

BY Lany Kimmons

Patients' fertility can be affected both during cancer treatment – when an unplanned pregnancy could be a serious problem – and later, if...

BY Michelle Yelton

Spend a few minutes with Cherry Sloan-Medrano, and you’ll find yourself laughing. A little longer, and you’ll probably share your life story.

“People tell me I’m easy to talk to,” Sloan-Medrano says. “My husband always says I know everyone in the elevator, baggage claim at the airport, everywhere.”

That ability to relate easily to people allows her to fulfill her passion for sharing knowledge.

“I love to be an advocate...

BY Trevor Mitchell

Franklin Wynn always knew his natural willingness to help others would lead to a career in nursing. But becoming an oncology nurse wasn’t...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Jeffrey Wefel, Ph.D., started out as a professional soccer player. But after an injury, he went on to study injuries of the brain, inspired...

BY Emily Watkins

Facing cancer is hard. Traveling out of town for treatment can make it even harder.

For more than 20 years, Rotary House has served...

BY Rhonda Graham

I am an adventurous 65-year-old. I hike long distances and climb high altitudes. I have been an above-knee amputee since I was 29, but I have...

BY Kara Million

I hadn’t heard of the human papillomavirus (HPV) before my routine well woman exam in 2004. But when my gynecologist asked if I’d like to...

BY Claire Cormier Thielke

When I’m asked about my journey with MD Anderson, I’m immediately taken back to a sunny, windy day on the roads of Cozumel, Mexico. In many...

BY Ashley D. Inselman

My oldest daughter, Josey, had had low platelet counts since she was born, but the doctors always said it was nothing serious. When Josey...