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.
A lung cancer survivor since 2004, Cecilia Izzo channels her energy into activism, starting lung cancer patient support groups, and advocating on the state and national level for lung cancer awareness.
Mike Dudley is breathing easier after having a low-dose CT scan to screen for lung cancer.
Randall Broad wasn’t a smoker, but he got lung cancer anyway. After life-saving treatment at SCCA, he’s now working to educate others about lung cancer.
Blind-sided by lung cancer at 48, Janet Burt says, “I never feel like I have to second-guess my treatments or procedures at SCCA. I can with all trust and ease put my life in their hands.”
With a CT scan that looked like she had lung cancer, Marla Olson saw Dr. Jason Chien, MD, MS, in the Lung Cancer Early Detection & Prevention Clinic and found out she did not have cancer at all.
Surprised to be alive after four years with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, Wendy Polack, a nonsmoker, is grateful for the rare genetic mutation found in her cancer with UW-OncoPlex testing. It means she can take crizotinib (Xalkori), just two pills a day, with minimal side effects.