A serious health condition may make you feel like you’re all alone. But you’re not. Over the years, many of our patients have shared their stories with us at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance so that we may share them with you.
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When Bob Summer had cancer at 23, “I felt I’d lived a good life.” So at 46, after surviving Burkitt Lymphoma: “I feel like I’ve somehow cheated death. I felt like a spoiled kid asking for something on the top shelf.”
Working just three days a week at an optometrist’s office, Carolyn Kloke felt very tired and began to experience acid reflux that progressed over time. “I woke up in extreme pain and took an antacid,” Carolyn recalls. “I wasn’t ill but called the doctor the next day. My nurse practitioner found a mass—non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
When Danel Lawrence was hospitalized for months at age 15 with leukemia, friends wallpapered his hospital room with homemade posters of Britney Spears, made him 2,000 origami cranes and visited every day just to hang out.
Misdiagnosed with pulled back muscles, David's multiple myeloma is in remission, thanks to a bone marrow transplant at SCCA.
B-Cell Follicular non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor Deborah Przekop’s yearly screening mammogram revealed enlarged lymph nodes under Deb’s arms. Under the care of SCCA, Deb is living a normal life with B-cell follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Jeffrey Davis is a chronic lymphocytic leukemia survivor treated at SCCA.
Diagnosed with aplastic anemia at age 17, Jennifer Migliana can’t imagine having had a bone marrow transplant anywhere but Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Survivor
Cord blood transplant recipient and pioneer, Jessie Quinn received this life-saving treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in a clinical study for AML at age 35 in 2010.
Karen Allen is living with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, thanks to treatment she receives on a clinical study.
Katie Collier, sports star and acute promyelocytic leukemia survivor, is grateful to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.