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.
Angie Rodriguez, a nurse at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), has been named the 2019 Washington State Nurse of the Year in Ambulatory Care by the March of Dimes.
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.
Colon cancer has long been considered an older person’s disease. The average age at diagnosis is 68 for men and 72 for women. So when Drew Griffin was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer at 39 after months of abdominal pain, he was shocked.