Kennedy Catholic high-school volleyball standout -- and Seamount League MVP candidate -- was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in the 16-year-old's lung. "I try to be positive because it's the only way you can get through things," she said.
"I was informed that it was CANCER. After that came a few tears and a million questions. "Why me? How can this be? " ... Dr. Louie and his staff changed all of that for me. I am living proof that in the right hands, cancer can be beat! "
I did it. I completed the 2007 Danskin Triathlon! My Goal: Just to complete it - hoping to finish in less than three hours. I did in two hours and forty-four minutes.
“I want people to know what happened to me so it will encourage them to quit and get tested because it’s so important to find this early.”
After an oncologist told Rob there was nothing more he could do, he got a new oncologist at Swedish. Five years after his diagnosis, hes cancer-free.
About Lung Cancer
Short of breath after climbing the three flights of stairs to her apartment, Jan Seaman thought it might be worth looking into. It was, and six-plus years later shes cancer-free.
About Lung Cancer
Tanya believes its well worth it to sit on an airplane for a few hours if theres a brilliant surgeon on the other end of that flight.
About Esophageal Cancer
At 78 years of age was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Right after his 79th birthday, he entered Swedish Medical Center to undergo an esophagectomy (removal of the esophagus) by Dr. Brian Louie.
Josef was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. Treatment and the road to recovery is often a long and winding road. With only one lung, Joe has returned to his golf game!
Here is the promised photo of the finish after the Danskin Triathlon. Thanks to your skill I was able to do this. I came in third in my age group, 70 and over. My time was two hours, 19 minutes. I am really pleased.
This is one of our beloved patients age 72 and two years out from an esphagogastrectomy for high-grade dysplasia.
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