Annual Report - 1996-1997
Abnormal mammogram, July 1996
Went to M. D. Anderson for diagnostic tests
Life-long Houstonian, attended The University of Texas at Austin, service manager at same Randalls 13 years, two grown children, one granddaughter
Raises horses, fishing, traveling, country and western dancing, serves on a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo committee
"About two weeks after I had a regular mammogram, I got a call saying it was abnormal and that I should have more tests. I was scared, but I knew about the new Cancer Manager Program that Randalls has with M. D. Anderson. I called and within a few minutes had an appointment for the same week. From that first phone call, I felt like every single person I encountered at M. D. Anderson truly cared about me. After being examined and having a series of ultrasound tests, I got the good news that it was n't cancer but a cyst. Some of the nurses in the clinic clapped and hugged me. I am adopted and don't know anything about my birth parents, so I have no idea if I have a history of breast cancer or any other cancer in my family. I already have an appointment at M. D. Anderson for an annual followup."