Patient Stories

Read first hand accounts of successful cancer treatments

Head and Neck Cancer

Mike’s Story

Diagnosis: Squamous cell carcinoma at base of tongue and in two lymph nodes. Date Diagnosed: June 2006 In Mike’s Own Words: “I can infer from my experience with radiation and how I tolerated it versus others who went through other types of radiation, that I made the best

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Breast Cancer

Mary’s Story

Mary Barnhart is a breast cancer surgeon in Portland, Oregon. She spends her days working with women who have been diagnosed with cancer, consulting them on post-surgical treatment options and dietary changes that can benefit their overall health. Through the years, particularly as a general

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Head and Neck Cancer

Mark’s Story

In August of 2009, 45-year-old Mark completed his first full (140 mile) Ironman in Louisville, Kentucky. Just over four years ago, he was dealing with the distinct likelihood that distance running of any distance might never be possible for him again. While shaving one morning

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Prostate Cancer

Laurens’s Story

It’s 85 miles from Montgomery to Laurens’s hometown. Laurens made the trip there and back, every weekday, for 5 ½ weeks of TomoTherapy® treatments. He’ll be the first to tell you it was worth every mile, and every minute. A name like Laurens comes with

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Prostate Cancer

John’s Story

This article is posted with permission from writer Alice, the Cambridge News and the family of John. The phrase “fit family” could have been coined for the John’s family. Mum and dad are keen rowers; both their daughters are members of a triathlon club. And,

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Head and Neck Cancer

Günther’s Story

84-year-old Günther was told radiation therapy was not an option. To beat a recurrence of cancer, surgeons recommended removal of his left eye, socket and jaw. Gunther’s family sought a second opinion, and found a new way of seeing things at Germany’s University Hospital of

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Prostate Cancer

Chuck’s Story

Chuck Mueller proudly calls Wisconsin home. Nonetheless, he and his wife Sandy like to hit the road as often as they can. “We have wheels,” Chuck says, referring to his Motorhome. “We want to be mobile.” But when Chuck was diagnosed with prostate cancer, travel

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Breast Cancer

Christine’s Story

Christine, breast cancer survivor and the inspiration behind Hugs for Healing patient comfort and care products, shares the story of her TomoTherapy® System treatment experience. Christine and her husband pose with grandchildren on a post-treatment trip to Disney World I thought I was the picture

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Multiple Myeloma

Carol’s Story

Not all bruises are the same. Fortunately for Carol, not all cancer treatments are the same either. When a seemingly harmless bruise on her thigh was diagnosed as multiple myeloma, Carol carefully considered several options. Eventually, she opted for the TomoTherapy® System treatment as part

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Breast Cancer

Andrea’s Story

When you first meet Andrea, you can’t help but notice her warm personality, welcoming smile and striking features. It is only after you speak with her that you realize she seems wise beyond her years, and you begin to understand why. Andrea gets a loving

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