Breast Health Patient Stories

Our patients love to share how EvergreenHealth's Breast Health Center helped them become cancer survivors.

Click on their names to read their stories.


Image of Linda Hanseth, 3D mammography, breast cancer patient at EvergreenHealth's Breast Health Center in Kirkland, WA

Linda Hanseth

(3D mammography) When Linda Hanseth saw the EvergreenHealth mobile mammography coach at her Sultan primary care office, she decided to give it a try.  It was the best decision she's ever made.


Image of Carolyn Brock, 3D mammography, breast cancer patient at EvergreenHealth's Breast Health Center in Kirkland, WA

Carolyn Brock

(3D mammography) Carolyn Brock’s journey began when her primary care provider saw something of concern with Brock’s left breast and referred her to the EvergreenHealth Breast Health Center for a mammogram.


Image of Carol Tranfaglia, whose early breast cancer was caught by 3-D mammography at EvergreenHealth's Breast Center near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Carol Tranfaglia

(3D mammography) EvergreenHealth's 3-D mammography technology caught Carol Tranfaglia's breast cancer before it would have been seen on a regular mammogram.


Image of Kris Taylor, breast cancer patient at EvergreenHealth's Breast Health Center in Kirkland, WA

Kris Taylor

(breast MRI) Kris Taylor's family has a history of breast cancer, but thanks to the comprehensive cancer services offered at EvergreenHealth, Taylor was able to catch her cancer in the earliest stages.


Click here to read the storyof Laurel Macartney, whose breast cancer was treated at EvergreenHealth's Breast Center near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Laurel Macartney

(breast cancer) The news – and the timing – couldn’t have been worse. Laurel Macartney was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced treatment just months before her son Scott was to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics.


Image of Paula Chiles, whose breast cancer was successfully treated with respiratory gating radiation oncology at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Paula Chiles

(breast cancer) A new treatment radiation delivery technique called respiratory gating protected Paula Chile's heart from the cancer-killing radiation beams.