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BY Tarah Harvey

As a metastatic breast cancer survivor, I participate in a lot of support groups. I’m probably active in at least five or six on Facebook alone. The people I’m closest to are in the “Stage IV Under 40” and the “Pregnant or Breastfeeding with Cancer” communities.

One of the hardest parts of having metastatic -- or stage IV -- cancer is losing friends in those support groups. And since I was diagnosed in October 2016, I’ve had...

Cancerwise blog post: Tarah Harvey, metastatic breast cancer survivor

BY Michelle Yelton

The couch was Janice Simon’s refuge. Overwhelmed and exhausted, the comforting cushions and a healthy dose of HGTV temporarily kept the personal...

BY Lori Baker

Surgeons at MD Anderson are using extreme heat and cold as their weapons against some forms of cancer.

They’re finding that the minimally...

BY Jennifer Robinson

In September 2014, when she was just eight years old, our daughter Elise was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. It was in her right leg. Part of her treatment involved a surgery called a “rotationplasty,” which my husband and I had never even heard of prior to coming to MD Anderson.

Here are five lessons we’ve learned since then — about rotationplasties, sarcoma and life in general.

Realize kids see things...

Cancerwise blog post: Elise and Jennifer Robinson, bone cancer, bone cancer treatment, children’s cancer center

BY Lori Baker

Susan Gilchrist, M.D., loves to take on a challenge and to build things. Her latest passion is building a program that helps cancer patients...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As a child growing up in the 1950s, Dean Potter spent a great deal of time outdoors working on his family’s Rhode Island farm, playing at...

BY Jill Carter

As a nurse, I’m a firm believer in vaccines. And that’s even truer now that I’m a survivor of cervical cancer, which is caused by the human...

BY Tarah Harvey

Everyone on my father’s side of the family has died of cancer — my dad of prostate cancer, my grandpa of lung cancer, and my grandma of kidney...

BY Katie Brooks

For 16 years, Rose Trapolino had a hard time walking because of the pain and tingling in her feet.

The breast cancer survivor suffered...

BY MD Anderson Staff

In May 2016, Victor Barreiro learned his melanoma, originally treated in his hometown of Mexico City in 2014, had returned and spread throughout...

BY Lori Baker

Some of cancer’s secrets are hiding in patients’ blood. Uncovering them involves only a simple blood draw.

MD Anderson is taking innovative...

BY Katie Brooks

Many of our head and neck cancer patients know Randal Weber, M.D., as their surgeon. But Weber recently took on a new role as MD Anderson’...

BY Misti DeMargel

Finding out that you need chemotherapy can be overwhelming. But as I’ve learned from working with cancer patients as a nurse over the past...

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...

BY Jenny Montgomery

Julianne Pollard-Larkin, an assistant professor of Radiation Physics, always loved math and science. As a teen, she once signed herself up...

BY Gary S. Rudman

After I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April 2015, I was treated at MD Anderson by Dr. Robert Orlowski with chemotherapy and a stem...