Cancer Patient Stories

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Molly Gallogly, MD, PhD examines Jack Boyle at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Calling Out the CAR T Troops

University Hospitals creates innovative immunotherapy onsite to help patients’ own bodies fight cancer.

Heather Sanderson smiles

CrossFit Champion Conquers Cancer

Guided by faith and focused on returning to activity, a clinical trial only available at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center helps Berea native Heather Sanderson kick pancreatic cancer.

Cory and family with Jignesh Dalal, MD

A Special Connection: Team Approach Helps Autistic Cancer Patient

After months of treatment for 22-year-old Cory Neff’s acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were unsuccessful, he was transferred to UH Rainbow for specialized care and an innovative immunotherapy treatment.

A smiling Linda Estrada at the beach

Breast Cancer Survivor Seeks Help for Sexual Health Concerns from UH Team

California native Linda Estrada overcame a breast cancer diagnosis, recurrent bladder infections and sexual health issues with the help of her health care team at University Hospitals.

Al Gizzi smiling outdoors

Cutaneous Oncology Team Collaborates to Save a Man’s Face From an Invasive Cancer

When a blemish on Al Gizzi’s forehead turned out to be an invasive, potentially disfiguring cancer with cells also in his nose and cheek, a team of UH specialists collaborated on a complex surgery and innovative treatment that spared his nose.

Bernadette Scruggs at The Gathering Place’s 2019 Race for Place, sponsored by UH Seidman Cancer Center

Advice From a 15-Year Breast Cancer Survivor: Don't Skip Your Annual Mammogram

Less than an hour out of your life can mean the difference between catching cancer early or never knowing what could have been.

A smiling Alison Berger poses with her happy family in an autumnal setting

Seamless Care Helps Teacher Return To Classroom After Breast Cancer Treatment

Exactly one year after being diagnosed with breast cancer, teacher Alison Berger is returning to the classroom, a vivid illustration of how well a patient can recover with a strong support network at home and the hospital.

80-year-old aerobics instructor Rosie Daniels in the gym

Innovative Approach To Bladder Cancer Offers Promise of an Active Life

Diagnosed while balancing a busy schedule officiating swim meets and teaching four classes per week, aerobics instructor Rosie Daniels didn’t have any patience for a bag collecting urine outside her body.

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