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.
Bridgette Hempstead shares her story of being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and finding community.
Irene was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer and has been an SCCA patient since 2013.
After noticing a lump in her breast in 2013 and being diagnosed with breast cancer, Lynnette Stone sought a second opinion at SCCA at UWMC-Northwest. Under the care of Dr. Marzbani, Lynnette received multidisciplinary care at UWMC-Northwest and is well on her way to recovery.
Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma at age 29, Ashley Walker took an aggressive approach to treatment with a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Vickie Grams came to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance after she lost confidence in her doctor for misdiagnosing her inflammatory breast cancer. Treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, Vickie has been cancer-free since 2004 and she now gets annual screenings at the SCCA Women’s Wellness Clinic.
Diligent about getting annual mammograms, Keum Ja Bae was surprised by her diagnosis of DCIS. Since being treated with lumpectomy and radiation therapy, Keum is cancer-free.
When you’re 24 years old and practically a newlywed, the last thing you expect to do is fill out a last will and testament with your spouse. But that’s what Sarah Lien had to do with her husband, Kirk, when they learned that Sarah had a fast-growing form of breast cancer.
Rebecca Seago-Coyle set a goal to participate in 12 sporting events in one year. In the midst of achieving that goal, she faced a surprising breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 35. She made her goal and beat cancer thanks to SCCA.