Patient Stories

Patient 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.


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Colon Cancer Survivor

Colon Cancer Survivor

Faced with stage IV colon cancer, Cathy Sutton is optimistic about her future, now that she is receiving treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
B-Cell Follicular non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

B-Cell Follicular non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

Deborah Przekop’s yearly screening mammogram revealed enlarged lymph nodes under Deb’s arms. Under the care of SCCA, Deb is living a normal life with B-cell follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

Robert Lowe ignored the dull ache in his abdomen for three months before seeking medical attention. His diagnosis was pancreas cancer. He's a survivor thanks to SCCA.

Colon Cancer Survivor

Colon Cancer Survivor

Mono Coyle seemed too young for cancer, but her symptoms were troubling. Treated for colon cancer once, she came to SCCA when her cancer recurred. She has been cancer-free ever since.

Sarcoma Survivor, AML Survivor, BMT Recipient

Sarcoma Survivor, AML Survivor, BMT Recipient

Diagnosed at 34 with osteogenic sarcoma and then two years later with acute myeloid leukemia, Ben Doherty is in remission from both cancers after receiving chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. 

Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Jane Van Voorst was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 54. With stage IIIC disease and a 10 percent chance of being alive in five years, Jane had surgery and chemotherapy at SCCA in 2007. She has been in remission ever since.

Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

Rosanne Gialanella had a breast cancer recurrence five years after her first diagnosis. Treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, she was inspired to conquer her disease by the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Diagnosed in 2005 with chronic phase CML, Ron Robbecke came to SCCA for treatment that normalized his blood counts within two months.

Esophageal Cancer Survivor

Esophageal Cancer Survivor

Diagnosed with stage 0-I esophageal cancer in 2006, Mark Ragolia traveled from Massachusetts to Seattle for his treatment. Now he supports other patients facing surgery for this disease.
Bladder Cancer Survivor

Bladder Cancer Survivor

Bret Farrar, Chief of the Lakewood Police Department, was diagnosed with invasive bladder cancer in May 2010. He was referred to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for chemotherapy and surgery and is now cancer-free.