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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.

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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. 

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.

Stomach Cancer Survivor

Stomach Cancer Survivor

Ree Hamai was diagnosed with stomach cancer and given little hope of survival, until she came to SCCA.

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Colon Cancer Survivor

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

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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.

Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Colorectal Cancer Survivor

A triathlete living with an unpredictable gastrointestinal system, Paul Weigel had hip replacement surgery and subsequently learned he had colorectal cancer. He was treated with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.