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BY Kirsten Arendes

When I was diagnosed with clear cell endometrial carcinoma — a rare type of uterine cancer — in late July, there was no question as to where I would seek my treatment. I’ve lived in the greater Houston area for almost 20 years, so I was very aware of MD Anderson’s reputation.

But hearing about a place and actually experiencing it for yourself are two very different things. Here are three examples of why I believe MD Anderson deserves...

Uterine cancer survivor Kirsten Arendes

BY Kirsten Arendes

The past few months have been a little hard for me. For one thing, there’s the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For another, I was diagnosed with...

BY Ronda Wendler

Julia Pitts knew something was wrong when, at age 62, she started bleeding and cramping.

“I thought when my menopause ended years earlier...

BY Callie Glaves

I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I became an aunt at a very young age, and I loved taking care of my nieces and nephews. I worked at a child welfare organization throughout high school, too, so kids have always been a part of my life.

That’s why finding out I had stage II uterine cancer in August 2016 was a pretty bitter blow. By the time I was diagnosed at age 31, it had already spread to my cervix and both ovaries. My best chance...

Uterine cancer survivor Callie Glaves

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients come to MD Anderson for many reasons. Some want the expertise of the nation’s top hospital for cancer care for cancer care...

BY Michelle John

I've always had to fight for my health. I had my left leg amputated at age 1 due to a birth defect, and I was born with the sickle...

BY Tralisa Woods

My whole career in financial services has been about creating positive experiences for other people. But I never knew how different one hospital...

BY Jenny Montgomery

For Bridget Reeves, ringing the bell after completing six months of chemotherapy for breast cancer was “a big deal.”

Soldiering through...

BY Virgil Woods

I am a very skeptical person, so when I hear things described as “the best,” I don’t really believe it. But MD Anderson has been called the...

BY Pedro Ramirez, M.D.

I didn’t always want to be a doctor. When I first started college, I was a double major in literature and biology. I thought I’d be a literature...