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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

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.

Rhabdomyosarcoma Survivor

Rhabdomyosarcoma Survivor

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.

Brain Tumor Survivor

Brain Tumor Survivor

When Deirdre Timmons was facing a grim brain tumor diagnosis at age 47, she pursued a second opinion that led her to be treated with proton therapy.

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Prostate Cancer Survivor

Richard Braun was 58 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After researching his options for treatment, he chose proton therapy as the best treatment to fit his lifestyle and cure his disease.

Prostate Cancer Survivor

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.

Rhabdomyosarcoma Survivor

Rhabdomyosarcoma Survivor

You’d never know from Garrett Clarke’s buoyancy and brightness that he battled a rare and rapidly growing soft-tissue cancer at age 6. He was successfully treated for rhabdomyosarcoma at Seattle Children’s and SCCA Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center.