Patient Stories

Patient Stories


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Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Marty Doggett went in for a colonoscopy and came away with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. With surgery at UW Medical Center and chemotherapy at SCCA, Marty is making a full recovery.
Kidney Cancer Survivor

Kidney Cancer Survivor

Jeff Cline was an active, healthy guy until blood in his urine sent him to the doctor, where he learned he had kidney cancer. Thanks to treatment at SCCA, Jeff is back to his healthy lifestyle.
Rectal Cancer Survivor

Rectal Cancer Survivor

Tony Sharp received standard treatment for rectal cancer at his local hospital, but when his cancer came back and metastasized to his liver, he turned to SCCA for specialized treatment and simultaneous rectal and liver surgery.

Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

Rebecca Seago-Coyle set a goal to participate in 12 sporting events in one year. In the midst of achieving that goal, she faced a surprising breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 35. She made her goal and beat cancer thanks to SCCA.

B-Cell Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

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.

Cholangiocarcinoma Survivor

Cholangiocarcinoma Survivor

Jim O’Dell was 52 when he went to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain and eventually diagnosed with a rare cancer, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Treated with surgery at UW Medical Center and chemotherapy in his home town, Jim has been in remission since 2010. 
Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

Sarah Lien was newly married when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 at age 24. Her cancer was aggressive, so her treatment had to be also—which meant it could send her into early menopause, halting her fertility. So before she began treatment, Sarah had her embryos cryopreserved for the family she hoped to start someday. Now cancer-free thanks to SCCA, Sarah will give birth to her first child in November 2013.

Breast Cancer Survivor Keum Ja Bae

Breast Cancer Survivor Keum Ja Bae

Diligent about getting annual mammograms, Keum Ja Bae was surprised by her diagnosis of DCIS. Since being treated with lumpectomy and radiation therapy, Keum is cancer-free. 

Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Survivor

Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Survivor

Mike Casey was diagnosed with a very rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma called Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia in 2009 at age 65. He’s now in remission thanks to a clinical study.

Two-Time Lymphoma Survivor

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.