My SIL didn't like MD Anderson and went to her local hospital and beat her breast cancer. I used to work at MD Anderson. They do a lot of research, true, but here's a secret: physicians from all the other hospitals in Houston work with MD Anderson, so you're just as likely to get great care at Baylor College of Medicine or Houston Methodist or even Memorial Hermann. Baylor has a big presence in cancer research and Methodist just has tons of money (more than MD Anderson) and absolutely wonderful hospitals.