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Cancer Success Stories

Cancer patient success stories at the hospitals of Methodist Health System  

  

   

Breast cancer patient success stories

MichelleAugspurger_x75.jpg Michelle Augspurger – breast cancer patient success story
Michelle says her nurse navigators made sure that she had answers to her questions, and that the doctors were always willing to take the time to explain her care plan. “I always felt like I mattered to them and that I was receiving the best care possible,” she says.
Nan Bateman – Breast Cancer Success Story, Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, Dallas cancer treatment center Nan Bateman – breast cancer success story
With her radiation treatment for breast cancer complete in just one week, Nanette Bateman is putting her green thumb to good use.
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Wanza Coates – breast cancer success story
“I was afraid, because I have a family history of cancer,” Wanza says. “But I never felt alone, thanks to Methodist Charlton’s nurse navigator program.”

Cassandra-Beasley Methodist Charlton Medical Center breast cancer success story

Cassandra Beasley – breast cancer success story
Zumba friends danced into action on Cassandra Day, when they wore
pink in honor of her fight against breast cancer

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Lorena Herrera – breast cancer success story
Lorena Herrera and her husband, Francisco Perez, feel lucky to have found direction and support with the breast cancer team at Methodist Charlton. 

Shannon-Huggins-75.jpg Shannon Huggins – breast cancer patient success story
"I'm not sick. I do all this so I won't be sick. The cancer is gone, and it's not coming back. This was one and done."
Laura Johnson, participates in the Artist-in-Residence program for cancer patients at Methodist Richardson Cancer Laura Johnson – cancer Artist-in-Residence program success story
Breast cancer patient Laura Johnson found a welcome distraction from chemotherapy with the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center’s Artist-in-Residence program.
Alicia-Lewis-75.jpg Alicia Lewis – breast cancer patient success story
Don't think of me as the girl who had cancer," she says. "Think of me as the woman who beat cancer.
Flora-Lin-75.jpg Flora Lin – breast cancer patient success story
For women facing the effects of breast cancer, she says: "There is something that can help, like therapy with the STAR Program. Address the problems that you can work on, and you'll see the improvement."
AvistOwens_75.jpg Avist Owens – breast cancer patient success story
Breast cancer: It can happen to men, too
KarenSoderstrom_x75.jpg Karen Soderstrom – breast cancer patient success story
Everyone has their own feelings and desires about what they want done to their body, but I encourage women facing cancer to have hope. You can beat this! 
JaneyWoolsey_75.jpg Janie Woolsey – found support through her cancer journey from both Methodist Richardson and her husband, Jason, who was by her side
at every appointment.
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Lisa Wright – breast reconstruction surgery success story
“Lisa had calcifications sprinkled throughout the breast,” says Jenevieve Hughes, MD, FACS, breast surgeon on the medical staff at Methodist Richardson Cancer Center. “Most of them ended up being benign, but there were multiple areas of concern.”

 

Colorectal cancer patient success stories

Bobby Bass, colon cancer success story at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas

Bobby Bass – colon cancer success story

"I can’t say enough about my network of doctors and the staff at Methodist Charlton, and with their help, I’m hoping that by year’s end, I can say there’s no more chemo, no more surgeries, no more cancer."
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Kim Duncan – colon cancer success story
After a colon cancer diagnosis, Kim Duncan decided to focus on her overall health and began eating foods rich in antioxidants.

Bonnie Kaufman Methodist Charlton Medical Center colorectal cancer success story

Bonnie Kaufman – colorectal cancer success story
Quickly back to playing in the yard with her great-grandkids — and recruiting them to help with yard work. At age 82, she’s mowing the grass, pulling weeds, and trimming bushes.

Fred Kelly, colorectal cancer patient success story at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Fred Kelly – colorectal cancer success story 
When colorectal cancer took Fred Kelly by surprise, minimally invasive techniques helped him return to work and family life.

Esophageal cancer

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William McGinley – esophageal cancer success story
William McGinley took action after a biopsy revealed cancerous cells.

 

Liver cancer

 Patrician Donato, liver cancer and liver transplant patient success story at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas  Patricia Donato – liver cancer and liver transplant patient success story
After successful treatment for liver cancer and a liver transplant, Patricia Donato considers The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center a second home
Peggy Routt – liver cancer and liver transplant success story
At The Liver Institute, Peggy found a strong team of clinicians focused on providing her with multidisciplinary, collaborative, and long-term care. 
 

Lung cancer patient success stories

 Monica Rinehart lung cancer patient success story at Methodist Richardson Medical Center Monica Rinehart – lung cancer success story
Methodist Richardson caught Monica Rinehart’s lung cancer while it was at  stage II, Thanks to quick action, including surgery and chemotherapy, she’s been cancer-free for three years.
PatGriffinx75.jpg Pat Griffin – lung cancer success story
A lung cancer screening article in Shine sparked Pat Griffin to make an appointment and catch her lung cancer at an early stage.
   

Pancreatic cancer patient success stories

Cheryl Frazier, Whipple procedure patient and pancreatic cancer survivor

Cheryl Frazier – Whipple procedure patient and pancreatic cancer survivor
A journey of healing and faith

 

Eunice Hughes, Whipple procedure patient and pancreatic cancer survivor

Eunice Hughes – Whipple procedure patient and pancreatic cancer survivor
From pancreatic cancer patient to golf club champion

 

Richard Juneau, Whipple procedure patient and pancreatic cancer survivor

Richard Juneau – Whipple procedure patient and pancreatic cancer survivor
The blessings of a life – extended and appreciated – after an unwelcome diagnosis

 

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William Webb – NanoKnife® System procedure patient and pancreatic cancer survivor
A lifesaving surgery gave William Webb the chance to spend more time with his family, including his sister, daughter, and granddaughter.

   

Prostate cancer patient success stories

Five weeks after Alan Davis had da Vinci prostate surgery at Methodist Dallas, he could hit golf balls, return to his daily walks, and go back to the gym.

Alan Davis – da Vinci prostatectomy surgery for prostate cancer
Five weeks after da Vinci prostate surgery at Methodist Dallas, Alan Davis could hit golf balls, return to his daily walks, and go back to the gym.

Anthony Ellis, prostate cancer success story at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Anthony Ellis – prostate cancer success story
"I wanted to be around for my family, to keep dancing with my beautiful wife. And now that I’m cancer-free, that’s exactly what I plan to do."

Greg Gerhard, moving past prostate cancer at Methodist Richardson Cancer Center in North Texas

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Greg Gerhard plans to enjoy good days with his son, Grayson, thanks to the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center 

 

Lt. Anthony Rounds – Prostate Cancer Success Story at Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Lt. Anthony Rounds – prostate cancer success story
"I know a lot of guys don’t want to get checked for prostate cancer, let alone consider the treatment options. But if your doctor thinks it’s best for you, you just have to man up and do it."

Ovarian cancer patient success stories

Gayl Crawford, minimally invasive hysterectomy and ovary removal success story Gayl Crawford – hysterectomy and ovary removal success story
This wife and mother opted to have minimally invasive surgery at Methodist Mansfield to reduce her cancer risk and be around for her family.
Ruth Santos, minimally invasive total laparoscopic hysterectomy for ovarian cancer with the da Vinci® Surgical System Ruth Santos – minimally invasive total laparoscopic hysterectomy for ovarian cancer with the da Vinci® Surgical System
Following a total laparoscopic hysterectomy with the da Vinci surgical system at Methodist Dallas, Ruth Santos returned quickly to the work she loves – helping others.
 

Benign Tumor

Monique Brown – benign tumor success story
Dr. Nangia diagnosed the cause of Monique’s mysterious high blood pressure as a benign tumor on her left adrenal gland.

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Darla Perkins – lipoma tumor success story
“They literally saved my life; I don’t think I could have lived with the lump any longer,” she says. “My confidence level has gone through the roof. I’m not afraid to live anymore.” 

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Jennifer Scott – benign tumor success story
“When he came in the room, he was in tears — but they were happy tears,” Shawna says. “He hugged me and said, ‘We got it!’ It was the best news ever.”

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Rachel Toliver – keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) success story
“I was a bit apprehensive about the procedure when I arrived, but everyone at Methodist Dallas was so friendly and helpful that I soon felt very comfortable,” she remembers.

 Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

 

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