Survivor Stories

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.

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Steve Fleischmann was just 47 when he learned he had prostate cancer during a regular annual check-up.

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Prostate Cancer Survivor

Thanks to diligently getting annual physicals, Mike McKelheer learned of his prostate cancer before it was out of hand.

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Prostate Cancer Survivor

When John Booth was 68 years old, he was “chased to the doctor by my wife,” he says. “If I had waited another year, I probably wouldn’t be around now."

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Dedicated to getting annual exams since turning 40, Tabb Morgan was alarmed when his PSA results rose to 5.6 ng/mL.

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Earl Angevine was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had surgery at Skagit Valley Hospital, and he received the remainder of his treatment there through the hospital’s Network relationship with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
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Prostate Cancer Survivor

It was after a regular annual exam and PSA that Robert Feutz learned he had prostate cancer.

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Prostate Cancer Survivor

Treated with antibiotics for a misdiagnosed infection, Drew Bouton learned he had prostate cancer and came to SCCA for treatment.

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Prostate Cancer Survivor

In 1998, Bob Hamilton was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer – it had metastasized to the bone. “It was the worst kind you can get."

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Dr. Jim Conaty is a prostate cancer survivor, thanks to treatment on a clinical study at SCCA for MDV3100.

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Prostate Cancer Survivor

As an active, healthy, world-traveling photographer, Rob Wilkinson was surprised by rising PSA levels identified during a regular check-up. The eventual diagnosis of prostate cancer was even more upsetting. After receiving a prostatectomy and recovering from the surgery, Rob says he's a better person as a result of his experience with cancer.