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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Richard was diagnosed at age 67 with stage IV kidney cancer after a metastatic tumor shattered his leg. He received treatment at SCCA through a clinical trial.
Brenda was diagnosed with esophageal cancer at age 47 and sought treatment at SCCA from Alaska. She was treated with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to remove most of her stomach and esophagus.
Paul Weigel was treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 43.
Jim O’Dell was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma at age 52 and treated with surgery at UW Medical Center followed by chemotherapy at a local hospital.
Larissa Dhanani’s battle with leukemia began on a tennis court in Blaine, Washington—the home of the Peace Arch linking the U.S. and Canada. Larissa described herself as “a healthy, active, working mother of three sons. I watched what I ate, didn’t smoke, and ran marathons.”
After experiencing back pain for years, King County Superior Court Judge Mike Heavey was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was treated at SCCA and since being in remission has taken up hiking with friends, including multiple climbs to the top of Mt. Rainier.
Michael was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is in remission after being treated with R-CHOP chemotherapy at SCCA.
Susan Ault was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and treated with chemotherapy and cures with a bone marrow transplant.
Alec moved back to Seattle after receiving a second opinion at SCCA for his myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis. He received a bone marrow transplant with his brother as the bone marrow donor and resided at Pete Gross House during the 100 days post-transplant.