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.
After being diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, firefighter Eric Rickert turned to SCCA for treatment.
Steve Lovell is a patient in the SCCA Long Term Follow Up Program. He was diagnosed with MDS and underwent a stem cell transplant in 2010.
Jenna Gibson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at age 9 and received a a cord blood transplant after realizing chemotherapy alone would not be enough.
Diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2004 at age 50, Thais Murdoch received standard treatment until 2014 when she had a bone marrow transplant at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to halt her disease.
When she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma as a 22-year-old college student, Sarah Kaufmann-Fink was told that the average life expectancy from diagnosis for myeloma patients was two to four years – It’s now been 11 years.
Diagnosed at 34 with osteogenic sarcoma and then two years later with acute myeloid leukemia, Ben Doherty is in remission from both cancers after receiving chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.
Susan Ault was successfully treated at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for non-Hodkin lymphoma.
Returning from a climb near Mt. Everest in 2004, Matt Fioretti thought his doctors were crazy after he learned he had aplastic anemia. After a transplant, he’s back in the mountains.