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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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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

When neurosurgeon Oktar Babuna needed a bone marrow transplant for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he traveled to SCCA from his home in Turkey. 

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Valerie Johnson is a CML survivor whose doctors in Sequim, Washington, worked with SCCA doctors for her treatment as part of SCCA’s Network services.

Plasma Cell Leukemia Survivor

Plasma Cell Leukemia Survivor

Avid cyclist Bill Matthaei went from a having perfect physical to having plasma cell leukemia in just one summer. He is back on his bike after a successful tandem transplant at SCCA.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Jeffrey Davis is a chronic lymphocytic leukemia survivor treated at SCCA.

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Survivor

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Survivor

Katie Collier, sports star and acute promyelocytic leukemia survivor, is grateful to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivor

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivor

Doing nothing more than walking after dinner, Joyce Miner wondered if she was having a heart attack. But what she had was acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Philadelphia chromosome positive (ALL Ph+).

 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivor

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivor

Walter Harp is an ALL survivor, thanks to a bone marrow transplant at SCCA.

Leukemia Survivor

Leukemia Survivor

Anna Robinson is an acute myeloid leukemia survivor after two bone marrow transplants.

Sarcoma Survivor, AML Survivor, BMT Recipient

Sarcoma Survivor, AML Survivor, BMT Recipient

Diagnosed at 34 with osteogenic sarcoma and then two years later with acute myeloid leukemia, Ben Doherty is in remission from both cancers after receiving chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. 

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Cord blood transplant recipient and pioneer, Jessie Quinn received this lifesaving treatment at SCCA as part of a clinical study in 2010.