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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When neurosurgeon Oktar Babuna needed a bone marrow transplant for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he traveled to SCCA from his home in Turkey.
I can’t get over the fabulous treatment I got at SCCA and UW Medical Center," says Merkel cell carcinoma survivor Milton Cohen. "From the nurses to the doctors, I’m just blown away."
Steve Fleischmann was just 47 when he learned he had prostate cancer during a regular annual check-up.
Thanks to diligently getting annual physicals, Mike McKelheer learned of his prostate cancer before it was out of hand.
When John Booth was 68 years old, he was “chased to the doctor by my wife,” he says. “If I had waited another year, I probably wouldn’t be around now."
Dedicated to getting annual exams since turning 40, Tabb Morgan was alarmed when his PSA results rose to 5.6 ng/mL.
Becky's joyous smile is an outward sign of the strong, self-assured woman she became during the fight with sarcoma that began when she was only 17.
Warren won the Alaska state racquetball championship in April 2005 against men in all age brackets, despite numerous extensive surgeries to remove tissue from his upper right thigh. Bailey has leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that begins in smooth muscle.
Lani Mills, pictured here with her daughter Stevie, was in her late 30s when she noticed her neck was swelling just under her chin.
Doug Rettko’s positive attitude has helped him continue to enjoy his life despite serious health challenges and testicular cancer.