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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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Colon Cancer Survivor

Thanks to SCCA, Anita Mitchell's stage IV colon cancer is in remission. She had just turned 41 when she was diagnosed in February 2005. Cancer was in her colon and had metastasized to seven tumors on her liver that were too large and too spread out to remove surgically. 

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Colon Cancer Survivor

Without any warning signs or symptoms, Barbara Crummins’s diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer (involving part of her liver, and 13 lymph nodes) came as a complete surprise. She is doing great today after being treated at SCCA.

Colon Cancer Survivor

Colon Cancer Survivor

Faced with stage IV colon cancer, Cathy Sutton is optimistic about her future, now that she is receiving treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
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Colon Cancer Survivor

A few weeks before his annual colonoscopy, Gaetano Boriello began to experience problems and was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer with metastasis to his liver and lymph nodes.

Colon Cancer Survivor

Colon Cancer Survivor

In a seemingly random set of coincidences, Kay Bartlett’s primary care physician found her colon cancer because of a blood test.

Colon Cancer Survivor

Colon Cancer Survivor

Les Dorsing is a colon cancer survivor, thanks to the exceptional care of his Seattle Cancer Care Alliance doctors.

Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Marty Doggett went in for a colonoscopy and came away with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. With surgery at UW Medical Center and chemotherapy at SCCA, Marty is making a full recovery.
Colon Cancer Survivor

Colon Cancer Survivor

Mono Coyle seemed too young for cancer, but her symptoms were troubling. Treated for colon cancer once, she came to SCCA when her cancer recurred. She has been cancer-free ever since.
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Colon Cancer Survivor

Moon Wong was completely surprised to learn he had stage IV colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy.

Colon Cancer Survivor

Colon Cancer Survivor

Philip Siers was diagnosed with  stage IV colon cancer with liver metastasis at age 55. Treated at SCCA, he is doing just fine, but wishes he'd gotten his first colonoscopy at a younger age.