BY Nicole Body

Cancer survivorship is not exactly what I thought it would be. It has brought both unexpected hardship and indescribable joy to my life. But the more I speak with others who have faced cancer, the more I see repeated patterns in our lives about making the transition between active cancer treatment and post-treatment life.

Here are five things I didn’t expect from my first year-and-a-half of being cancer-free.

1. Cancer has...

Sarcoma survivor Nicole Body with her husband, Wes Body

BY Andrew Joseph Pegoda, Ph.D.

I first became an MD Anderson patient more than 28 years ago, at age 4. But, I’ve never had cancer.

I was born with a genetic disorder...

BY Molly Adams

From vitamin A to calcium to folate to zinc, there are dozens of types of supplements. And if you’re undergoing cancer treatment, you may...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare type of acute leukemia that impacts about 500-1,000 people in the U.S. each...

BY Tony Laudadio

When I was diagnosed with kidney cancer at age 29, I thought I had a life-changing story to tell. I was enjoying a great career and my young...

BY Peggy Port

After my first ovarian cancer recurrence in January 2009, I figured longevity was probably not in the cards for me. Because once stage III...

BY Ciara Toth

When I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a type of blood cancer — I knew that my case was going to be a tough one. As one...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Andrew Jones was a rising star on The University of Texas men's basketball team in late 2017, when he started experiencing flu-like symptoms...

BY Sam Susser

I first became aware of MD Anderson when my dear friend, James Ragan, of blessed memory, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 13....