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Survivor 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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Aplastic Anemia Survivor

Returning from a climb near Mt. Everest in 2004, Matt Fioretti thought his doctors were crazy after he learned he had aplastic anemia. After a transplant, he’s back in the mountains.

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

After her transplant for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Pamela Clark is cancer-free and busy surfing competitively, promoting surfing for women, and raising funds for organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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.”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

Susan Ault moved back home to the Pacific Northwest to get treatment for her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at SCCA. Now a survivor, she’s taken up permanent residence in Sequim.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

When neurosurgeon Oktar Babuna needed a bone marrow transplant for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he traveled to SCCA from his home in Turkey. 

Two-Time Lymphoma Survivor

Two-Time Lymphoma Survivor

Treated for follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2002, Lisa Verner faced a second, more aggressive lymphoma in 2006 that was treated at SCCA in a clinical trial and ultimately cured with a bone marrow transplant.
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

When bruises she sustained in a tennis match didn’t go away, Larissa Dhanani went to see her doctor, which led to tests that confirmed she had chronic myeloid leukemia. After a bone marrow transplant at SCCA, she’s back to work and supporting cancer research.