Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 for SCCA patients and families.
It’s understandable that Alyson Looney doesn’t remember the worst time of her life. After all, she was just 8 months old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Twenty years later, her mother, Leanne Looney, still gets emotional thinking about what Alyson endured: months of chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant at Seattle Children’s Hospital under the care of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) physicians.
‘I was young and healthy and didn’t feel sick’: Diagnosed with breast cancer at 29, patient works to inspire others
When Brynn Kemper found out at age 29 that she had breast cancer, she felt like she was the youngest person ever diagnosed with the disease. She ate healthy, worked out every day and had no family history. Still, when she felt a lump while showering in 2016, she was concerned enough to schedule an appointment with her doctor.
Dr. Jonathan Sham
When John Nowoj was diagnosed with locally advanced pancreatic cancer in August 2019, he was told the cancer was inoperable. Nowoj, 57, began pursuing his only treatment option: chemotherapy to be followed by radiation, which could shrink but not eradicate the tumor. Then an unexpected development completely changed the outlook.