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BY Barbara Holley

I knew that I wanted to be a nurse pretty early on. My grandmother was diagnosed with colorectal cancer when I was in the eighth grade, and I watched as her nurses went about their duties. I thought they had a great job, and I wanted that for myself one day.

I fulfilled the first part of my dream by earning a nursing degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. I fulfilled the second part when I joined MD Anderson...

MD Anderson nurse Barbara Holley

BY Therese Bevers, M.D.

When it comes to cancer screenings, some women might think, “Well, I don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t need them.” But that’s actually when...

BY Caroline Frenzel

From the outside, most people can’t tell that my mom has cancer. She looks great in short hair, stays really active and gets lots of exercise...

BY Nancy Aguero

When Elijah “Eli” Delgado first started experiencing stomach pain, doctors told his mom, Leanne, it was most likely a gastrointestinal issue. She knew it had to be more than that because stomach problems runs in the family and Eli’s symptoms were different than those of his older brother.

“As a parent, you have that gut feeling you know something’s wrong with your child,” Leanne says.

Eli’s stomach pain continued for another...

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivor and Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows  patient ambassador Elijah Delgado

BY Molly Adams

When it comes to treating cancer pain, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Patient preference, allergies and potential drug interactions...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CBD oil (cannabidiol) is everywhere these days. Once available only at novelty or vitamin shops, it’s now also at your local grocery store...

BY Mark Bailey

As a homicide detective, I deal with people in bad situations all the time. But to be on the other side of that equation is very scary and...

BY Marc McCoy

A routine physical exam in October 2015 changed my life. 

Doctors were alarmed by my low white blood cell count and wanted to...