Thoracic & Esophageal Cancer Patient Stories

Patricia Hartwig and her care team at UH Elyria Medical Center

Patricia’s Story

When 66-year-old Patricia was diagnosed with lung cancer, she and her family were devastated. But the team at UH gave them hope for recovery, as well as the compassionate care they needed during this difficult time.

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Reta's Story

When Reta Ritondaro was diagnosed with lung cancer, average survival for the disease was just 12 to 15 months. Within a few weeks of treatment in a clinical trial, Reta’s tumor was almost gone; four years later, she’s still beating the odds.