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.
After considering multiple alternatives for treating his prostate cancer, Pat Purcell decided on proton therapy. One year after his diagnosis and just six months after he finished proton therapy, Pat competed in his first Iron Man triathlon.
Prostate Cancer Survivor
Interviewing close to 100 prostate cancer survivors helped Richard Wright make the decision to have proton therapy treatment after he was diagnosed with stage II prostate cancer in 2008. Now, Richard shares his positive experience with proton therapy with prostate cancer patients all over the country.
Seven-year-old Sophia was diagnosed with orbital rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a rare soft tissue sarcoma, behind her right eye. Her family found that proton therapy would be the most effective treatment with the fewest side effects for Sophia.