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Cancer Patient Stories

There are many wonderful stories of patients at EvergreenHealth, and their stories of inspiration as they battled cancer.

Barbara AllenTEMS Leads to Recovery With Minimum Pain

When 84-year-old Seattle resident Barbara Allan saw a bit of blood in her stool last summer, she called her Seattle gastroenterologist and scheduled a colonoscopy. Read Barbara's story

Darrell BlankenshipBreakthrough Care Close to Home

If you don't think your annual physical is important, just ask Darrell Blankenship. When he turned 50, a prostate exam revealed a clinically significant prostate cancer. Read Darrell's story

Vicki Ebat SelkeCompassionate Care for Breast Cancer

Within hours of being told her diagnosis, Vicki learned that she already had appointments scheduled with EvergreenHealth oncologists Dr. Eric Dean and Dr. Michael Hunter. Read Vicki's story

Joe EricksonReducing Side Effects with SpaceOAR

When Joe Erickson sat down with the radiation oncology team at EvergreenHealth, he knew their transparent approach to treatment options was just what he needed to start his battle against prostate cancer. Read Joe's story

Lindsay HanculakWhen Nurse Becomes Patient

After a routine check-up revealed cause for concern, Lindsay Hanculak sought cancer care from the home team at EvergreenHealth. Read Lindsay's story

Kevin HarrangTackling a Cancer Diagnosis with Quality Care Built Around an Active Lifestyle

When Kevin Harrang got his diagnosis of multiple myeloma – an incurable blood cancer – he was at the top of his many games: successful corporate attorney at Microsoft, entrepreneur with a legal technology start-up company, volunteer at a local legal-assistance program, avid tennis player, kayaker, bicyclist and all-around sportsman in a sports-loving family. Read Kevin's story

Greg SimBeating Testicular Cancer One Step At A Time

The Snoqualmie resident and testicular cancer survivor tackles his marathon races the same way he battled his cancer: by putting one foot in front of the other, taking every mile as it comes, and surrounding himself with a strong support group. Read Greg's story

Carla StewartGoing the Extra Mile

Carla Stewart was in the best shape of her life when a routine screening mammogram revealed a suspicious lump. Read Carla's story

Eric TaylorAn Oncologist's Journey Through His Own Cancer Care

When Dr. Taylor noticed a persistent cough and flu symptoms, his primary care provider recommended a chest X-ray, to rule out anything significant. Read Dr. Taylor's story

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