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Melanoma Survivor

Melanoma Survivor

Diagnosed with melanoma at age 52, Kathy Sparks' life-saving treatment was discovered in a clinical research study.

Melanoma Survivor

Melanoma Survivor

Kim Lloyd has been treated for melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. She's currently participating in a clinical study for a melanoma vaccine to prevent a recurrence.

Kidney Cancer Survivor

Kidney Cancer Survivor

Diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2007, Harland Grower travels to SCCA from Alaska regularly for treatment.

Glioblastoma Survivor

Glioblastoma Survivor

Diagnosed and treated for glioblastoma in 2009 and for recurrences in 2013 and 2014, Mike Funk has learned to enjoy his life and “go on daily with whatever the day brings.”

Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Becky Voelkel is receiving life-saving treatment for multiple myeloma at SCCA and Skagit Valley Hospital closer to her home.

Lung Cancer Early Detection Patient

Lung Cancer Early Detection Patient

With a CT scan that looked like she had lung cancer, Marla Olson saw Dr. Jason Chien, MD, MS, in the Lung Cancer Early Detection & Prevention Clinic and found out she did not have cancer at all.

Pancreas Cancer Survivor

Pancreas Cancer Survivor

Leon Sherlock has been free of any signs of pancreas cancer since his surgery and treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Plasma Cell Leukemia Survivor

Plasma Cell Leukemia Survivor

Avid cyclist Bill Matthaei went from a having perfect physical to having plasma cell leukemia in just one summer. He is back on his bike after a successful tandem transplant at SCCA.

Lung Cancer Survivor

Lung Cancer Survivor

Randall Broad wasn’t a smoker, but he got lung cancer anyway. After life-saving treatment at SCCA, he’s now working to educate others about lung cancer.

Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Ken West lives comfortably with sickle cell disease, thanks to his healthcare team at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.