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BY Carol Bryce

At various points in her life, Adela Justice has spent her days working as a librarian and her evenings playing electric bass in bands and volunteering as a Texas reserve deputy. Sometimes she’s also juggled full- and part-time jobs in different libraries.

Justice, a senior librarian at The Learning Center, has a simple explanation for why she’s often kept such a hectic schedule.

“I learned it from my mom. She was a nurse...

Cancerwise blog post: Senior librarian Adela Justice

BY Derrick Perrin

In a way, you could say that riding a bike has saved my life twice.

If I hadn’t fallen off of one in 2014, I might never have learned...

BY Frank Dukes

About 18 months ago, I was diagnosed with Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm (BPDCN), a rare and aggressive type of leukemia.

BY Christopher Larkins

In the summer of 2014, my family and I were on vacation in Italy. Each morning for almost two weeks, I woke up with a terrible headache. They felt a lot like the sinus headaches I’d had since I was a teenager, but none of the routine medications helped.

My wife and I decided to wait until we got home to Texas to see if the headache came from allergies or the hard Italian pillows. But when I continued to wake up with the same headache...

Cancerwise blog post: Glioblastoma survivor Christopher Larkins

BY Haley Kurisky

At 17 years old, I was diagnosed with melanoma. I was about to start my senior year of high school. Instead of going to the first football...

BY Ian Cion

I have been blessed, I suppose, with a certain child-like stubbornness. I still believe in dragons. I still plan on being an astronaut. I...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer was a part of Maria Lozano’s life long before she became a patient and joined a clinical trial at MD Anderson.

Her mother died...

BY Lany Kimmons

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “Acute” means that this leukemia can progress rapidly if not treated...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As a two-time survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, David Olazaba has already beaten the odds in some ways. Now, the teen is making history through...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Jacob Ballard always knew he wanted to be an engineer. Now, the 17-year-old Ewing’s sarcoma survivor has his sights set on NASA as a future...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Victoria Collins’ 14-year-old daughter Michelle was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, the world stood still for a minute.

“I couldn...

BY Dean Hawkins

My glioblastoma story began on Dec. 28, 2014, when I was scheduled for my annual physical. I’d lost my dad quite suddenly to cancer eight...