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.”
Despite working just three days a week, Carolyn Kloke felt very tired. When she began to experience painful acid reflux, a doctor’s visit led to a CT scan and a diagnosis of 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.
Jennifer Migliana, diagnosed with aplastic anemia at age 17, says she can’t imagine having had a bone marrow transplant anywhere but SCCA: “They’re experts in aplastic anemia.”
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Survivor Cord blood transplant recipient and pioneer, Jessie Quinn received this life-saving treatment at SCCA as part of a clinical study 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.