Gynecologic Cancer

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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.

Cervical Cancer Survivor

Cervical Cancer Survivor

Elizabeth looks back on the year she spent battling cervical cancer and says, “It was the shortest, longest year of my life.”

Endometrial Cancer Survivor

Endometrial Cancer Survivor

When Sonja was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, she came to SCCA for treatment. “My surgery experience at UW Medical Center was great,” Sonja says. “Dr. Barbara Goff is one of the nation’s leading gynecologic oncologists. We are so lucky to have her in Seattle.”

Endometrial Cancer Survivor

Endometrial Cancer Survivor

When people ask Barbara Connelly if she’s ever had cancer, she has to stop and think. “Oh yes, I did have cancer … for a week,” she says.

Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Ovarian Cancer Survivor

"I'm blessed," Suzanne says, "I'm one of the survivors. But it came from finding the right person for surgery and for treatment."

Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Ovarian Cancer Survivor

A sad irony of Kim Sheldon's successful battle with ovarian cancer is that her mother--who cared for her during treatment--unknowingly had the very same disease at the time.