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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Each year, approximately 100,000 women are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, fallopian tube, uterine (also called endometrial cancer), vulvar or vaginal.

We spoke with Shannon Westin, M.D., associate professor in Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine and co-leader of MD Anderson’s Ovarian Cancer Moonshot™, to learn more about these diseases. Here’s what she wants every woman to know...

Cancerwise blog post: Shannon Westin, M.D., ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, HPV, clinical trials, ovarian cancer clinical trials, immunotherapy, vaccines

BY Jasmine Ross

It’s been six years since I was first told that I had no evidence of acute myeloid leukemia. But thoughts about recurrence still pop into...

BY Brittany Cordeiro

When Suzanne Callahan first came to MD Anderson in 1997, she was a terrified 38-year-old mother with stage IIIB breast cancer in her left...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Music has always been a part of James McManus’ life. The middle son in a family of musicians, he was the lead singer of a rock ‘n roll band with his brothers in high school, and continued performing in one form or another throughout adulthood.

In the summer of 2015, though, the lifelong baritone feared his days at the microphone were over.

James came down with a hoarse throat, and it never really went away. “It got to where...

Cancerwise blog post: James McManus, throat cancer, radiation therapy

BY Casey Thaler

When I started college, I had a specific vision of where my life was heading – I was going to be an Air Force pilot. I had a full Air Force...

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

Cancer treatment often requires patients to make changes to their daily routines or lifestyle habits. But just how much do you need to change...

BY John Kennedy

I’m very seldom sick, so being diagnosed with colorectal cancer and ultimately needing a total pelvic exenteration at age 48 took me by surprise...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Bratton Fennell, 53, is one of the top-ranked distance runners for his age group in the Carolinas. During his brain tumor treatment, it turned...

BY Estelle Racusin

After my double mastectomy in 2002, I vividly remember running on the beach and hearing some teenagers making fun of my child-like figure....

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

While many of our employees, patients and the Gulf Coast region continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, one thing remains unchanged: MD...

BY Bucky Ribbeck

I’ve always been good at math and science, so I’d given some thought to becoming a doctor, even as a teenager. Then cancer came along, and...

BY Leslie Medley-Russell

My late husband, Rocky, died of melanoma in 2008. He fought it three different times over the course of our 18-year marriage. He endured so...

BY James Deshautelle

As a bald, sick, 26-year-old cancer patient, I wasn't expecting to fall in love. I only weighed about 100 pounds, was taking multiple medications...

BY Larry Butler

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer or told your disease is terminal, there’s always a place for hope. I truly believe I wouldn...

BY Pam Patterson

I’m really blessed that I found out about my anal cancer diagnosis early on. That’s a big part of the reason why I’m living without any evidence...

BY Diego Zamora

Sometimes I forget that I have pancreatic cancer because I just don’t believe it’s going to kill me.

In fact, I’ve never felt healthier...

BY Maggie Howard

I never realized how many children got cancer until I came to MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. But the story of how I got there is...