Cancer Patient Stories
Teresa "Tracy" Knox had a secret ambition to audition for the hit TV series, "The Voice" but it was one of those things she just kept putting off. But on September 22, 2011, two days before her 45th birthday, Tracy's busy life took a drastic turn. Read the full story – When Hope Was All She Had.
The leading-edge cancer treatment Maureen Byrnes received at the UM St. Joseph Medical Center Cancer Institute gave Maureen and her husband, Kevin, five more years together: a priceless gift. Read the full story – The Five-Year Gift.
Stoneleigh resident Rosemary Mukhopodhyay did not have time for cancer. A routine visit with her internist, however, turned her world upside down. A lump was found in her breast. Read the full story – All In Good Time.
Eris Chorney is a force of nature. If anyone has the ability to stare down cancer with equal parts courage, grace and humor, until cancer is afraid to stare her back, it is this wife, mother of two, grandmother of one and friend to so many. Read the full story – A Celebration of Life.
Helen Vogel remembers Michael Schultz, MD's exact words to her in 2012 after telling her that her biopsy showed that Helen did, indeed, have breast cancer. "My job is to get you to 99 years and I intend to do just that." Read the full story – Hope, Healing and Recovery.