Our patients share their cancer journeys in their own words, and explain why they chose MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper for their care.
After Laura's older sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, Laura and her younger sister decided to get genetic testing to determine if they carried a gene mutation that made them more susceptible. Not only was Laura's test positive, but her preventive surgery revealed that she already had ovarian cancer. The good news was that it was at an early stage and easily treatable. Read more.
Debby was 34 years old and seven-and-a-half months pregnant when she felt a lump in her breast. She found hope, inspiration and a team at MD Anderson Cooper that would fight just as hard as she resolved to so she could raise her daughter. Read more.
When Dona first experienced gastrointestinal issues, she thought it was just a reaction to stress. A cancer diagnosis turned her life upside down, but family support and her team at MD Anderson Cooper have her back to coaching her daughter's championship softball team. Read more.
Lee was diagnosed with an aggressive small cell lung cancer in September 2014. But his team at MD Anderson Cooper was more aggressive. Read more.
Darlinda was a tireless community activist in her family's breast cancer outreach program when she was faced with the diagnosis herself. Now five years cancer free, Darlinda gives back through a foundation she established to help cancer survivors live life to the fullest. Read more.