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.”
Despite working just three days a week, Carolyn Kloke felt very tired. When she began to experience painful acid reflux, a doctor’s visit led to a CT scan and a diagnosis of 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.
B-Cell Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor Diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2003, retired Judge Mike Heavey was treated locally and then at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He has been in remission ever since.
Karen Allen is living with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, thanks to treatment she receives on a clinical study.
Two-Time Lymphoma Survivor Treated for follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2002, Lisa Verner faced a second, more aggressive lymphoma in 2006 that was treated at SCCA in a clinical trial and ultimately cured with a bone marrow transplant.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor Michael Corn and his wife are avid tandem bicyclists. Fatigue, a cough, and quick weight loss sent him to the doctor, who diagnosed him with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Treated at SCCA, he’s back on his bike.
At 72 years young, Roger Sweet can still pull off 32 chin ups—a feat not many people can claim at any age, not to mention after surviving follicular large cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Susan Ault moved back home to the Pacific Northwest to get treatment for her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at SCCA. Now a survivor, she’s taken up permanent residence in Sequim.