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.
Diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011, Dave McFadden initially received treatment in Alaska before coming to SCCA for surgery.
Brenda Carr often experienced nagging heartburn but when she realized she was rubbing her upper abdomen after eating, she decided it was time to see a doctor and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of esophageal cancer. Brenda traveled from Alaska to Seattle for her treatment.
Diagnosed with stage 0-I esophageal cancer in 2006, Mark Ragolia traveled from Massachusetts to Seattle for his treatment. Now he supports other patients facing surgery for this disease.
With a family history of stomach cancer and a personal history of gastroesophageal reflux disease, 67-year-old Larry Pape was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, which was successfully treated at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.