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BY Nick Prochak

Before I was diagnosed with stage III melanoma in August 2017, I used sunscreen the way I think a lot of people do: I applied it once whenever I went to the pool or beach, and then I’d sweat it all off and end up getting burned. I also played hundreds of rounds of golf over the years, but never once thought about applying sunscreen.

I’m a pretty outdoorsy guy and I grew up playing sports. So, it’s hard for me to limit my time outside...

Melanoma survivor Nick Prochak, and his dog, Cody

BY Stephanie Cervantes

If you break your leg, you’re not going to go to a heart surgeon. So if you have cancer, why wouldn’t you go to a world-renowned cancer hospital...

BY Patricia Murdock

I am thankful for MD Anderson for so many reasons. After I had anal cancer surgery in November 2017, I went to MD Anderson in The Woodlands...

BY Jeff Johnson

When I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November 2017, my first thought was that I had to get to MD Anderson. I’d long been aware of its global reputation, so I knew I would get the best possible treatment there.

What I didn’t expect was the care I received along with it — and I mean, from everyone: the doctors, the nurses, the physician assistants, and especially, my radiation oncologist, Dr. Jillian Gunther.

My...

Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor Jeff Johnson

BY Laura Harvey

Michael Kupferman, M.D., first came to MD Anderson in 2004 as a young head and neck surgeon. Today, he continues to perform surgeries, while...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Seeking additional treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presented a challenge for Emily Dumler in 2013.

At the time, she and her husband...

BY Josh Taylor

Seeing all the color leave my wife’s face when she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2011 is a hard memory to think about...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As an 18-year-old, Lauren Rodriguez never suspected her lingering cough would turn out to be a lung cancer symptom.

“I was in shock...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn and Craig Carson

On Oct. 28, Mary Lindimore crossed the finish line of the IRONMAN Waco 70.3 triathlon. Alongside her was Cheryl Pfennig, the MD Anderson advanced...

BY Anatole Karpovs, M.D.

Some people say that cancer changes them. But I don’t think that’s right. I believe it’s more accurate to say that cancer enhances who you...

BY Pamela Soliman, M.D.

As a gynecologic oncologist, I see women with every type of cancer related to the female reproductive system, except breast cancer. I treat...

BY Makesha Miggins, M.D.

When I was growing up, it always amazed me how my pediatrician could ask just five or six questions, and then magically know exactly what...