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.
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.
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.
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 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.
With no family history for cancer, Todd Lovern was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, with metastasis to his liver, at age 48. Read his heroic story here.
Rectal Cancer Survivor Tony Sharp received standard treatment for rectal cancer at his local hospital, but when his cancer came back and metastasized to his liver, he turned to SCCA for specialized treatment and simultaneous rectal and liver surgery.
Cholangiocarcinoma Survivor Jim O’Dell was 52 when he went to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain and eventually diagnosed with a rare cancer, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Treated with surgery at UW Medical Center and chemotherapy in his home town, Jim has been in remission since 2010.
After transfusions following a near-fatal car accident, Bill Zehner developed hepatitis C and then liver cancer. He received lifesaving treatment, including a liver transplant, at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center.