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BY MD Anderson

Caregivers play a crucial role in our cancer patients’ lives. Often, their love and kindness make the cancer journey more bearable.

This past year, many MD Anderson caregivers shared their stories with us. Here are some of the caregiver stories that inspired us in 2016....

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When you’re facing cancer, a mantra may help you stay
focused and hopeful. And often, the best mantra for your journey comes from&nbsp...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

A cancer diagnosis can require you to expand your vocabulary, learn about treatment options and side effects, and ask questions you never...

BY MD Anderson

This past year, dozens of MD Anderson patients and survivors shared their cancer journeys with us. In the process, they’ve shared their strength, wisdom and, best of all, hope.

Here are nine of our most-read patients and survivor stories from 2016....

BY Elizabeth York

Relda Marshall’s only pancreatic cancer symptoms seemed benign to her — stomach pains and belching after eating.

Eventually, Relda...

BY Juliana Serrano

My first thought after being diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 26 was fear. Would I die? Would the things I worked for no longer be possible...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In the summer of 2013, Debbie Felix-Dejean was facing her third round of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and she was not optimistic.

The Caribbean...

BY Devon Carter

Clinical trials are at the core of MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. They’re how we discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Cora “Corky” Hilliard was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the tongue for the second time in June 2012, she got to MD Anderson...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Bethany Fischer was nearing the end of the eighth grade when she developed a thumb-sized bruise in the hollow of her neck that wouldn’t go...

BY Amanda Ramirez

In December 2015, my family went to Albuquerque to celebrate Christmas. I had been feeling a bit fatigued, but figured I just needed time...

BY Brittany Cordeiro

Sarah Rykowski is a chief prosecutor in the U.S. Army. In 2013, while stationed in Seoul, South Korea, she discovered a lump close to her...

BY Elizabeth York

Pat Gruy has received six cancer diagnoses since 1978. Despite this, Pat has refused to be negative. “I don’t ever feel sorry myself,” says...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Karen James was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in July 2016, she immediately knew two things. First, she was going to keep...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

While life isn’t exactly the same, Ronnie Queenan prefers to acknowledge that he’s still alive five years after undergoing surgery and radiation...

BY Elizabeth York

As an officer of three decades in the Houston Police Department, Joseph “Joe” Levingston was meticulous about details. When it came to his...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Fort Worth resident Susan Pratt was playing tennis in June 1995, when she realized she couldn't feel the left side of her gum line.