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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, my bleeding was over, too,” says the retired high school teacher.

A biopsy solved the mystery. Julia had uterine cancer. The condition occurs when cells in the endometrium – the inner lining of the uterus – start to grow out of control.

After undergoing a hysterectomy, chemotherapy...

Uterine cancer survivor Julia Pitts

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...

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 cell anemia trait.

When I was 21, I watched my mom die from complications of sickle cell anemia. 

I had open-heart surgery for a heart defect discovered in my 20s. Then, I had fibroid surgery six months later.

Up to that point, I'd been through a lot, so I was overwhelmed...

Uterine cancer survivor Michelle John poses outdoors

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...

BY Tralisa Woods

Looking back, the symptoms of my uterine cancer seem a little more obvious to me now. I’d had heavy and irregular periods my whole adult life...

BY Becky Black

I found out I had cancer by chance. I’d had menstrual issues since my first period, and my cycle was never normal. When I was 14, a doctor...