Meet Mary Beth- Strength in Numbers
After a routine checkup with her gynecologist, Mary Beth was sitting at her desk at work when she got the call. The news was hard to take in as she learned she had a very aggressive and rare form of endometrial cancer. Mary Beth immediately underwent a total hysterectomy under the care of another physician where she was informed the cancer spread. She was in need of a specialized team to help her through this.
The Search For the Right Team
“I looked everywhere. I looked in South Florida. I looked in Miami, Fort Lauderdale. I looked in Jacksonville, Orlando, and working in Tampa at the time I knew of Moffitt Cancer Center and its reputation."
Strength in Numbers
At Moffitt, Mary Beth says she also found reassurance from whom she calls “the gynecological lifesavers,” including the nurses, infusion staff and radiologists.
That faith, hope and courage was also apparent in the other patients she saw when she came in for treatment.
“I would sit there and I would see other patients and I would think OK, they’re strong. If they can do it. I can do it.”
Mary Beth is a positive person who stresses to friends and family the importance of getting checkups and visiting the doctor when symptoms are present.