Cancer Patient Stories

Our patients are happy to share their stories about cancer care at Halvorson Cancer Center.


Image of Eric Taylor, whose lung cancer was successfully treated at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Eric Taylor, MD

(lung cancer) With support from his family, friends and care team, Dr. Eric Taylor conquered lung cancer by relying on expert care and navigation and the power of ‘present’ thinking.


Image of Vicki Ebat Selke, whose breast cancer was successfully treated at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Vicki Ebat-Selke

(breast cancer) "From the moment I got the diagnosis, my team of doctors and cancer-care staff were at my side in developing treatment plans and providing the right support along my journey."


Image of Joe Erickson, whose prostate cancer was successfully treated with SpaceOAR at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Joe Erickson

(prostate cancer) Joe Erickson's prostate cancer was treated with one of the most significant advancements in prostate cancer care - SpaceOAR technology to reduce radiation damage to his other organs.


Image of Kevin Harrang, whose multiple myeloma blood cancer was successfully treated with stem cell transplants at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Kevin Harrang

(multiple myeloma) Kevin Harrang looked at treatment options around the world, and found a world-class option that kept him close to home.


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 technique, respiratory gating, protected Paula Chiles' heart from the cancer-killing radiation beams.


Image of Greg Sim, whose testicular cancer was successfully treated with chemotherapy at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Greg Sim

(testicular cancer) Greg Sim went to the doctor for a groin pull, but the ultrasound revealed testicular cancer. He set a goal to, after his treatment ended, compete in the Seattle Marathon.


Image of Laurel Macartney, whose breast cancer was successfully treated at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth 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 Barbara Allen, whose rectal cancer was successfully treated with TEMS surgery at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Barbara Allen

(rectal cancer) When Barbara Allen was diagnosed with a pre-cancerous lesion on her rectum, a procedure called TEMS removed the lesion with little-to-no pain.


Image of Darrell Blankenship, whose prostate cancer was successfully treated with da vinci robotic surgery at the Halvorson Cancer Center, located at EvergreenHealth near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Darrell Blankenship

(prostate cancer) Darrell Blankenship turned 50, and added a prostate exam to his annual medical tests. The test revealed prostate cancer, and he had a choice to make about how to best treat it.