Brain & Spinal Cord Cancers

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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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Glioblastoma Survivor

Diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme at age 29 could have stopped Jairo Vanegas in his tracks forever, but after treatment at SCCA, he is now healthy and enjoying fatherhood.

Glioblastoma Survivor

Glioblastoma Survivor

Diagnosed and treated for glioblastoma in 2009 and for recurrences in 2013 and 2014, Mike Funk has learned to enjoy his life and “go on daily with whatever the day brings.”

Brain Tumor Survivor

Brain Tumor Survivor

When Deirdre Timmons was facing a grim brain tumor diagnosis at age 47, she pursued a second opinion that led her to be treated with proton therapy.