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BY Laura Harvey

In February, Stephen Hahn, M.D., was named MD Anderson’s deputy president and chief operating officer. In this role, he’s responsible for day-to-day management of the institution, ensuring excellence across all business, clinical and faculty matters. Hahn joined MD Anderson in 2015 as division head, department chair and professor of Radiation Oncology. Prior to that, he served as chair of the Radiation Oncology department the University...

Cancerwise blog post: Stephen Hahn, M.D.

BY Lany Kimmons

Five years after they got married, high school sweethearts Aly and Josh Taylor felt ready to grow their family. Aly had read that sore breasts...

BY Kate Huggins

I would like to say I survived cancer twice by being a positive person. But that’s not entirely true. Cancer was the hardest thing in...

BY Meagan Raeke

When you have a rare cancer that only affects one in a million people, it can be difficult to find the answers and information you need. That’s why we sat down with spinal neurosurgeon Laurence Rhines, M.D., and skull base neurosurgeon Shaan Raza, M.D., to discuss chordoma, a rare, malignant tumor diagnosed in about 300 people each year in the United States.

What is chordoma?

Chordoma is a bone cancer that belongs to the...

Cancerwise blog post: spinal surgery, chrodoma, skull base tumor, spine tumor

BY Niki Schoessow

My husband, Coleman Schoessow, draws vibrant, abstract, stream-of-consciousness art with ink on canvas. He discovered this hidden talent during...

BY Eddie Yarmer

When I was told I needed a stem cell transplant in the summer of 2015 to treat my myelofibrosis — a rare type of bone cancer — I thought it...

BY Gary S. Rudman

When I was recovering from a stem cell transplant after my multiple myeloma diagnosis, the nights were always the hardest. Visitors and caregivers...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ethan Tepera was only 13 years old when he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in October 2011. He’d been pale and feeling nauseated...

BY Terry Arnold

Maybe I’m a late bloomer. After being diagnosed with triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in August 2007, I had a double mastectomy...

BY Rijon Charne

I’ve known I wanted to be an attorney since I was 4 years old, so I was excited to finally be finishing law school. After three grueling years...

BY Shobha Pai

Certain types of chemotherapy and radiation therapy can weaken the immune system, putting cancer patients at increased risk for life-threatening...

BY Jill Carter

I received my cervical cancer diagnosis in May 2010, at age 45.

A routine Pap test came back abnormal, and my local doctor wanted to...

BY Katrina Burton

When 5-year old Kloe Ponce started having severe headaches and experiencing sensitivity to bright lights and sounds, her family never suspected...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Lung cancer and breast cancer survivor Dian Snowden has been through a lot in the past 16 years. Not only has faced two cancer diagnoses,...

BY Estelle Racusin

When you hear the word cancer, you begin to contemplate the finality of life and ask yourself a hundred questions: Will I survive? If treatment...

BY Meagan Raeke

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, Kimberley Berry arrived at MD Anderson in her cowboy boots and Team Berry T-shirt, along with a dozen of her family...

BY Trazanna Moreno

Last June, I found out I had breast cancer. For me, the worst thing about getting that diagnosis was having to break the news to my 9-year-old...

BY Eddie Yarmer

In 2008, I was flying all over the country looking for a job. After a flight from San Antonio to Dallas, I got really sick. I had a bad pain...

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

Like many types of cancer treatment, radiation therapy can cause side effects and have a profound impact on patients. Many of my patients...

BY Colin Clarke

My brain tumor symptom came on Feb. 15, 2015. I was playing in a soccer match with my team -- Express -- at Meyer Park in Spring, Texas. I...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Rebecca Stedman believes that every experience had in life serves a purpose, and cancer is no exception.

“Just as I felt like I was...