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BY Damion Smith

For most of my adult life, I’ve received compliments about my deep, resonant voice. I’d even considered doing voice-over work for cartoons, but I talked myself into waiting until my golden years. I thought I had time on my side.

This past July 4, I celebrated my 41st birthday -- nothing real big, just a quiet dinner with my wife. By quiet, I mean really quiet. Three weeks earlier, I had lost my voice. After waiting another week...

Cancerwise blog post: Damion Smith shares his squamous cell carcinoma of the glottis story

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wally Dawid will never forget the day he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

The date was May 13, 2004. It also happened...

BY Brittany Cordeiro

With a family history of colon cancer, Brian Folloder has been getting regular colonoscopies since he turned 35. But in 2009, when he was...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Lea White is a survivor in every sense of the word. The U.S. Marines veteran left home at age 16 and developed a stubborn determination to overcome adversity along the way.

She’d just gotten a divorce, moved to California, suffered the loss of two pets and was drowning in work when life dealt her another blow: an acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) diagnosis in April 2004.

“I’ve always been a survivor, and so this was just...

Cancerwise blog post: AML survivor Lea White

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Anthony Ivey was just 10 years old when he was diagnosed with pediatric melanoma. While playing baseball in 2012, he’d taken a hit to the...

BY Devon Carter

Synovial sarcoma is one of the rarest types of cancer. This type of soft tissue sarcoma can arise almost anywhere in the body, including the...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

A well-balanced diet that’s rich in plant foods, including legumes and whole grains is important for everyone, including cancer survivors....

BY Linda Ryan

A few years ago, I met some women who expressed that they don't like to say that they're "battling" cancer because...

BY Lany Kimmons

Katie Herwig was just 26 years old when a bump on her back started bothering her. She scheduled an appointment with her doctor, who removed...

BY India Ogazi

Each year more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer. This type of tumor can occur on the tongue, lips, gums, cheek, palate or...

BY Haley Kurisky

Three years ago, at age 17, I was diagnosed with melanoma. As I learned, cancer is tough, especially for teens, who often think they are immune...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

It took Eileen Brzoska almost eight years to get an accurate adenoid cystic carcinoma diagnosis. “I was misdiagnosed twice due to the rarity...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ted Feng felt fine in the fall of 2007 when he went to his local doctor for a regular checkup.

But a routine blood test that day detected...

BY Dixie Frantz

Last year, my husband, Rick, started to feel awful, but he couldn’t put his finger on what was wrong. He'd had a bad cough and terrible drainage...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Some cancer patients may have concerns about the safety of various diagnostic scans, especially those that expose them to ionizing radiation...

BY Emily Watkins

Every year, MD Anderson’s surgeons perform more than 200 spine tumor operations. While some of the patients have primary spine tumors, almost...

BY Trevor Mitchell

Our nurses are known for providing compassionate care. But they also help improve patient outcomes through their commitment to research and...