Tate Cancer Center Patient Stories
From Caregiver to Patient
Grover Crumbley first met the team at the Tate Cancer Center when he was a caregiver for his wife as she underwent treatment for her cancer. Later, when Grover was diagnosed with colon cancer, he became a patient himself and received thorough, multidisciplinary care that helped to extend his life. Read his story.
A Vow to Beat Cancer
Two months before her wedding, Dottie Cosner was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. When the Tumor Board at the Tate Cancer Center reviewed her case, they recommended a complex surgery. Cherif Boutros, MD and team treated Dottie quickly, and she recovered in time for her wedding. Read her story.
Finishing What He Started
Marathon runner Nhan Le did not think he would be at high risk for cancer because of his active lifestyle. When testing revealed he had liver cancer, Nhan sought treatment with Cherif Boutros, MD. Read his story.
When COVID-19 Leads to a Life-Saving Discovery
Dolores Burden was admitted to UM BWMC due to complications with COVID-19. During her stay, a routine CT scan revealed a cancerous mass in her left lung. Read her story.
In the Words of a Patient: Prodgelee Pearson
Prodgelee "Lee" Pearson thought she had a mild infection only to discover that she had Stage 4 bladder cancer. With thorough treatment from the Tate Cancer Center and support from her family and friends, she remains cancer free today. Read her story.