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.
When Bob Summer had cancer at 23, “I felt I’d lived a good life.” So at 46, after surviving Burkitt Lymphoma: “I feel like I’ve somehow cheated death. I felt like a spoiled kid asking for something on the top shelf.”
Working just three days a week at an optometrist’s office, Carolyn Kloke felt very tired and began to experience acid reflux that progressed over time. “I woke up in extreme pain and took an antacid,” Carolyn recalls. “I wasn’t ill but called the doctor the next day. My nurse practitioner found a mass—non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
B-Cell Follicular non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor Deborah Przekop’s yearly screening mammogram revealed enlarged lymph nodes under Deb’s arms. Under the care of SCCA, Deb is living a normal life with B-cell follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Karen Allen is living with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, thanks to treatment she receives on a clinical study.
In 1999, at 64 years young, Roger could pull off 32 chin-ups—a feat that not many people of any age can claim. That year he was diagnosed with follicular large-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had a bone marrow transplant at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) two years later, and today he’s one of the fittest people you’ll ever meet.
Susan Ault moved to the Pacific Northwest to get treatment for her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Now a survivor, she’s taken up permanent residence in Sequim.