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 SCCA so that we may share them with you.
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“When you hit 60, you begin to feel like everything in your body is wearing out,” according to Michael Corn, associate director in the University of Washington (UW) Office of Sponsored Programs. Michael has spent the last 13 years working with a wide range of researchers at UW. His job includes handling UW research agreements and awards, including those for clinical studies at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).
Steve Fleischmann has had a recurrence of prostate cancer three times and is an advocate for other cancer patients.
Mike Casey was diagnosed with a very rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma called Waldenström macroglobulinemia in 2009 at age 65. He’s now in remission thanks to a clinical study.
Tony Sharp was 49 years old in 2009 when his back first started giving him trouble. He was a carpenter, so that sort of went with his occupation. He treated his pain with anti-inflammatory medications, but by 2010, it was pretty bad, and one day Tony noticed blood in his stool. His doctor sent him for a colonoscopy.
Ken West, who was born with sickle cell disease, receives treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to maintain his health.
Jessie Quinn is an acute myeloid leukemia (AML) survivor, a mother, wife, scientist—and pioneer. In September 2010, she was the first to participate in a Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) clinical study led by Colleen S. Delaney, MD, that is making cord blood transplants a more effective option for adults.
It was Sept. 24, 2011, when it all started and the 6-foot-3-inch teen had been visiting the University of Washington campus because she was a high-school basketball star visiting a program that would later award her a full athletic scholarship.
Hyla Dobaj is used to doing things by herself. She has a career as an audiologist, working in oral habilitation with deaf children. She bought a house on her own. She has been a loving single mother for her child. And she took care of her father after he had a stroke.
Seemingly at the top of his game in his career and personal life, Steve hadn’t really thought much about being tired. He worked hard and traveled a lot for his work. The occasional blood in his urine gave him pause, but by the time he’d get to a doctor’s office to have it checked out, it would be gone. And so the story went for Steve for over a year, until August 2011 when the fatigue reached a peak—in the mile-high city of Denver no less—while Steve was traveling for work.