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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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.
Kimberly Allison is a breast pathologist and also a breast cancer survivor, thanks to SCCA.
Elizabeth Akiyoshi had stage IIIA breast cancer in her early 50s. Thanks to SCCA, she is now a survivor.
Bridget Clawson lost her husband to pancreatic cancer and was diagnosed with breast cancer all in the same week. Thanks to SCCA, she is healthy, strong, and living a new life; one without cancer.
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.
Pat Norikane Logerwell researched several cancer centers to receive treatment at for breast cancer. She chose Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and couldn't have asked for better care.
Rebecca Seago-Coyle set a goal to participate in 12 sporting events in one year. In the midst of achieving that goal, she faced a surprising breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 35. She made her goal and beat cancer thanks to SCCA.
Sarah Lien was newly married when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 at age 24. Her cancer was aggressive, so her treatment had to be also—which meant it could send her into early menopause, halting her fertility. So before she began treatment, Sarah had her embryos cryopreserved for the family she hoped to start someday. Now cancer-free thanks to SCCA, Sarah will give birth to her first child in November 2013.
Diligent about getting annual mammograms, Keum Ja Bae was surprised by her diagnosis of DCIS. Since being treated with lumpectomy and radiation therapy, Keum is cancer-free.
Vickie Grams came to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance after she lost confidence in her doctor for misdiagnosing her inflammatory breast cancer. Treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, Vickie has been cancer-free since 2004 and she now gets annual screenings at the SCCA Women’s Wellness Clinic.