Brain & Spinal Cord Cancers

Text Size A A

E-Mail to a Friend






secret  Click to Play Audio


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.

Spinal Tumor Survivor

Spinal Tumor Survivor

Albert Lodovici is back on his feet after having the ependymoma in his spine removed at UW Medical Center. Without specialized, delicate surgery, he could have lost important bodily functions or become paralyzed.

Get the Flash Player to see this video.

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.”

Meningioma Survivor

Meningioma Survivor

Diagnosed with meningioma, Rick Lawson received life-saving treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and says he has a new appreciation for life.