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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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Meningioma Survivor

Meningioma Survivor

Diagnosed with meningioma, Rick Lawson received life-saving treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and says he has a new appreciation for life.

Osteosarcoma Survivor

Osteosarcoma Survivor

Ty Wakefield was treated for sarcoma at SCCA and is participating in a clinical study to keep his cancer in remission.

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

Mike Funk is participating in a clinical research study to keep his brain cancer from coming back.

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.