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BY MD Anderson Staff

Certain genetic changes, or mutations, can increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. These changes, known as hereditary cancer syndromes, can be passed down from parent to child. Hereditary leukemia is one of the newest areas our experts are studying.

Courtney DiNardo, M.D., and genetic counselor Sarah Bannon with MD Anderson’s Hereditary Leukemia Clinic are among a handful of health care providers worldwide specializing...

Courtney DiNardo, M.D., speaks with a patient

BY Dana McKay

If it wasn’t for my daughter’s dog, I might never have found out that I had ovarian cancer. And if it wasn’t for MD Anderson, I might not...

BY Ilyasha Hosea

After being diagnosed with stage III triple-negative breast cancer in the summer of 2017, I was treated at MD Anderson with a combination...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

At 26, small cell ovarian cancer was the last thing on Tabby Soignier’s mind. She wasn’t familiar with ovarian cancer symptoms, but she knew the bloating, pain and headaches she’d been experiencing meant something was wrong.

A small cell ovarian cancer diagnosis

In the summer of 2011, Tabby was busy working as a sports reporter and getting ready for her brother’s wedding. She was going to be a bridesmaid and wanted to get...

Ovarian cancer survivor Tabby Soignier with her son and her care team

BY MD Anderson staff

MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™ increases the speed at which our experts turn their research into new cancer treatment options for patients...

BY Amanda Nerstad

Cancer does not run in my family, so when I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in September 2016, it came as a complete shock. I was...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

We often hear about lymph nodes when we talk about how cancer spreads. That’s because when cancer starts to spread, it often goes to the lymph...

BY Ilyasha Hosea

I never expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24. So, when I found a mass in my left breast in the summer of 2017, I wasn’t really...

BY Lavinia Middleton, M.D.

When I first went to medical school, I thought I’d be a cardiologist. My dad was very sick with heart disease while I was growing up, so I...

BY Lucie Easterwood

When I learned that I had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June 2011, an acquaintance said that he knew people who’d received treatment for that...

BY Max Nickless

In January 2017, I was diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer. The disease was so advanced that I was given only a few weeks to live. So...

BY Meagan Raeke

Abbey Kaler’s earliest memories of MD Anderson aren’t exactly fond ones. It’s the place she returned to dozens of times for follow-up care...

BY Nicole Body

One year, cancer-free. It was hard to believe it, even as I typed those words on Dec. 13, 2018. I never knew I could feel so overjoyed to...

BY Shiao-Pei Weathers, M.D.

Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive primary brain tumor in adults. Although it’s considered a rare cancer, with about 12,000 new...

BY Mark Rolfing

It’s difficult to say that someone is “the best” at something, especially when it comes to sports. How do you determine the No. 1 golfer?...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Our Pedro Ramirez, M.D., caused a stir at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s annual meeting in March when he reported unexpected findings...

BY Gillian Kruse

Interdisciplinary care is a hallmark of cancer care at MD Anderson. Teams of specialists care for patients from cancer diagnosis to treatment...

BY Jenny Montgomery

It’s a good bet that somewhere out there, perhaps on the other side of the globe, a package from MD Anderson will be delivered to a cancer...