When Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was newly diagnosed with melanoma in January, her surgical oncologist acknowledged the delicate and difficult nature of having cancer and being the public face of the Emerald City.
Lisa Newell knows she’s an outlier. It’s been more than 13 years since she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, just five months after giving birth to her third son.
A 3D art installation for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) honors recipients of the DAISY Award, which recognizes exemplary nursing care.
When Lisa Newell was pregnant with her third son, a complication with her placenta landed her on bedrest for a month. After she gave birth, doctors assumed that the pain she felt in her sternum and ribs was related to her lying in bed for the last month of her pregnancy. Massage made the pain worse. A chiropractor recommended X-rays, which led to an MRI, which led to an unexpected diagnosis five months after her child was born: Newell, now a mom of three, had stage 4 breast cancer.
An 'insurance policy': SCCA's Oncoreproduction Clinic helps people with cancer plan families for the future
Chenault had a lot to look forward to as last summer approached. With her MBA from Yale in hand, she had landed a job in Seattle as a management consultant. Before making the cross-country move, she and her partner had planned a months-long journey abroad, traveling through Spain and Morocco, with a quick trip to New York City to attend a wedding before heading to India. That was before everything changed.