Why I chose MD Anderson for my uterine cancer treatment

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 told me it was because my fallopian tubes were upside down. I’ve since learned that that’s not a real thing, but I was never in any pain, so I just learned to deal with it. Three years ago, my cycles became even more irregular, with bleeding in between my periods. I attributed it to early menopause, which runs in my family. But I put off going to the doctor because I didn’t have insurance. When I started a new job last summer, I decided to get everything checked out. After hearing my history, the gynecologist ordered an ultrasound. The scan showed multiple uterine fibroids. We scheduled surgery to remove them. But when she took the largest one off my endometrium, she found cancer cells growing underneath it — stage I uterine cancer. Why I chose MD Anderson Before moving to Texarkana, I’d lived in Houston for more than 15 years. So, I knew that MD Anderson was the best place to go for cancer treatment. I thought, “If I’m gonna do this, let’s do it right,” and called for an appointment. At MD Anderson, I met with Dr. Pamela Soliman. The professionalism of her team immediately gave me confidence. These folks were clearly the experts in uterine cancer treatment and knew exactly what they were doing. I also appreciated the fact that Dr. Soliman didn't sugarcoat or minimize anything; she just stuck to the facts. My uterine cancer treatment Because we’d...