BY Jacob McCoy

I woke up one morning and noticed I was having trouble hearing in my left ear. I also had a loud ringing in that ear. I made an appointment with a local ENT, who performed an MRI.

That’s how I was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor in my left ear. Once this skull base tumor was discovered in April 2019, I decided to call MD Anderson to set up an appointment. My sister-in-law works at MD Anderson, and I knew that if...