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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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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

After Michelle Fusman learned she had inflammatory breast cancer, she immediately went to the Internet to find out where she could go to get life-saving treatment. “I want to be one of those people that I read about on the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Web site—a survivor.”

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Breast Cancer Survivor

“The doctors at SCCA go the extra mile,” Diane says. “They go above and beyond what I might receive at other places.”

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, with a very poor prognosis, Joan Bowman did not expect to live more than a few months. Now a survivor, this Sequim artist uses her experience to inspire her art.

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Breast Cancer Survivor

Diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, Camille had a lumpectomy and received breast brachytherapy at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Today she volunteers in many ways to give back to others at SCCA.

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Breast Cancer Survivor

Kelly was in her thirties and newly married when she learned she had breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

Cathy Lowen is a stage I breast cancer survivor.

Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

Nancy Weatherspoon was treated for breast cancer at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

Gwen Brown was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer at age 43. But upon further investigation, it was revealed that hers was actually invasive cancer.
Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

Kimberly Allison is a breast pathologist at UW Medicine and SCCA. She is also a breast cancer survivor.
Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

Rosanne Gialanella had a breast cancer recurrence five years after her first diagnosis. Treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, she was inspired to conquer her disease by the music of Bruce Springsteen.