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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Ken West lives comfortably with sickle cell disease, thanks to his healthcare team at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Returning from a climb near Mt. Everest in 2004, Matt Fioretti thought his doctors were crazy after he learned he had aplastic anemia.
When Oktar Babuna was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the search for a bone marrow donor inspired 160,000 people to be tested. “SCCA does more (transplants) than any place in the world ... so I came here. And I’m glad I did.”
Treated on a clinical trial, Richard Warburton lives with chronic lymphocytic leukemia—and expects to for many years to come.
In 1999, at 64 years young, Roger could pull off 32 chin-ups—a feat that not many people of any age can claim. That year he was diagnosed with follicular large-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had a bone marrow transplant at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) two years later, and today he’s one of the fittest people you’ll ever meet.
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor Diagnosed in 2005 with chronic phase CML, Ron Robbecke came to SCCA for treatment that normalized his blood counts within two months.
Susan Ault moved to the Pacific Northwest to get treatment for her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Now a survivor, she’s taken up permanent residence in Sequim.
Walter Harp is an ALL survivor, thanks to a bone marrow transplant at SCCA.