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Patient Stories

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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Two-Time Lymphoma Survivor

Two-Time Lymphoma Survivor

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.”

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

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.

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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Survivor

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.

Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Multiple Myeloma Survivor

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

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.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Jeffrey Davis is a chronic lymphocytic leukemia survivor treated at SCCA.

Aplastic Anemia Survivor

Aplastic Anemia Survivor

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

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.
Lymphoma Survivor

Lymphoma Survivor

Karen Allen is living with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, thanks to treatment she receives on a clinical study.

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Survivor

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Survivor

Katie Collier, sports star and acute promyelocytic leukemia survivor, is grateful to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.