Angie Downs doesn’t like asking people for money. But she doesn’t like having lung cancer either.
SCCA clinical trial offers a follicular lymphoma patient the opportunity to treat his cancer while traveling the world
Bob Ekblad had been running and working out, feeling strong and purposeful as a religious scholar who travels the world advocating for the vulnerable, when he came face to face with his own vulnerability.
In the summer of 2018, he noticed a large, hard lump in his abdomen. A biopsy led to a diagnosis of follicular lymphoma. Ekblad, who lives in Mt. Vernon, Wash., was referred to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which combines the expertise of top cancer researchers with cutting-edge clinical care.
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.
You don’t have to tell most smokers about downside of their habit. According to the CDC, 69% of smokers want to quit and nearly half of people who smoke will try to quit this year. The real challenge in quitting is not convincing you that smoking is bad, it’s overcoming nicotine addiction.