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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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.
Retired firefighter, Matt Flood, was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma. Immunotherapy treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance saved his life.
Born with sickle cell disease, Tola Oriade received a curative bone marrow transplant at age eight and has been disease-free ever since.
Cord blood transplant recipient and pioneer, Jessie Quinn received this lifesaving treatment at SCCA as part of a clinical study in 2010.
Pat Norikane Logerwell researched several cancer centers to receive treatment at for breast cancer. She chose Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and couldn't have asked for better care.
As an active, healthy, world-traveling photographer, Rob Wilkinson was surprised by rising PSA levels identified during a regular check-up. The eventual diagnosis of prostate cancer was even more upsetting. After receiving a prostatectomy and recovering from the surgery, Rob says he's a better person as a result of his experience with cancer.
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.