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 Danel Lawrence was hospitalized for months at age 15 with leukemia, friends wallpapered his hospital room with homemade posters of Britney Spears, made him 2,000 origami cranes and visited every day just to hang out.
After Michelle Fusman learned she had inflammatory breast cancer, she immediately went to the Internet to find out where she could go to get life-saving treatment. “I want to be one of those people that I read about on the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Web site—a survivor.”
“The doctors at SCCA go the extra mile,” Diane says. “They go above and beyond what I might receive at other places.”
Diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, with a very poor prognosis, Joan Bowman did not expect to live more than a few months. Now a survivor, this Sequim artist uses her experience to inspire her art.
Richard Van Hollebeke—colon cancer survivor and patient with the Survivorship Clinic—tells his story about his experiences.
Melissa VanLoo—Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor —tells her story about her experiences and being part of the SCCA Survivorship Clinic.
North Aspelund was born a healthy baby in 1987, but all that changed during a family vacation when North was only four years old and was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
Jonathan Barbee was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) when he was just two years old.
Prostate Cancer Survivor
Earl Angevine was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had surgery at Skagit Valley Hospital, and he received the remainder of his treatment there through the hospital’s Network relationship with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Misdiagnosed with pulled back muscles, David's multiple myeloma is in remission, thanks to a bone marrow transplant at SCCA.