Survivor Stories

Every person touched by cancer has a story to tell. At Missouri Cancer Associates, we want to share the stories of those who walked through our doors. They describe the progress we’re making together to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Below are personal stories we hope will inspire you.

Confidence That Cures

Confidence That Cures

MCA Patient: Matt May Diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukemia Medical Oncologist: Dr. Mark Vellek When college student Matt May received a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, his world changed in an instant. But a matter-of-fact promise from his MCA doctor kept...

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Faith in Positive Outcomes

Faith in Positive Outcomes

MCA Patient: Sara Davidson Diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma Medical Oncologist: Dr. Mark Vellek When Sara Davidson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 1999, her team at Missouri Cancer Associates didn’t waste any time, with treatment starting just two weeks...

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But You’re Still Here

But You’re Still Here

MCA Patient: Krissy Johnson Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist: Dr. Uma Ramadoss RN, Medical Oncology: Christy Phillips Radiation: Dr. James Allan Breast Surgeon: Dr. Anne Peterson Amidst the ups and downs of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, survivor...

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Life Without Regrets

Life Without Regrets

MCA Patient: Bill Morgan Diagnosis: Brain Cancer – Glioblastoma (GBM) Medical Oncologist: Dr. Uma Ramadoss Radiation Oncologist: Dr. Mark Bryer Bill Morgan has always aimed to live a life without regrets, and a cancer diagnosis has only amplified his passion for...

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Silver Linings

Silver Linings

MCA Patient: Barry Kausler Diagnosis: Colon Cancer Medical Oncologist: Dr. Joe Muscato When Barry Kausler was told he had a year to live, two if he was ‘lucky,’ he went to MCA for a second opinion — and found a second lease on life. In early June 2015, Barry Kausler,...

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You’re Stronger Than You Think

You’re Stronger Than You Think

MCA Patient: Mary Alice Jacks Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist: Dr. Mark Vellek Care Team: Gay Matthiesen, RN Radiation Care Team: Dr. Harold Johnson Dr. Mark Bryer Dr. Gregory Biedermann Surgeon Dr. Nicole Nelson (Columbia Surgical Associates) After...

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A Slow Road to Recovery

A Slow Road to Recovery

MCA Patient: Becky Goodrick Survivor since: 2007 Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist: Dr. Uma Ramadoss Care Team: Christy Phillips, RN Infusion Suite Care Team: Amy Boyle, RN Danielle Kleithermes Denise Huff Erin Komen Lindsay Hendrix Breast cancer survivor...

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Survivor Story: Deb Donovan

Survivor Story: Deb Donovan

Survivor Since: 2016 Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Missouri Cancer Care Team: Dr. Liana Makarian Chemotherapy Care Team: Amy Boyle, RN Danielle Kleithermes, RN Denise Huff, RN Erin Swift, RN Johanna Joes, RN Mung Chin, RN Treatment: Chemotherapy A Survivor’s Story When...

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Survivor Story: Bob Richardson

Survivor Story: Bob Richardson

Survivor Since: 2013 Diagnosis: Colon Cancer Missouri Cancer Care Team: Dr. Joe Muscato Robin Hubble, R.N. Chemotherapy Care Team: Amy Boyle, RN Danielle Kleithermes, RN Denise Huff, RN Erin Swift, RN Johanna Joes, RN Mung Chin, RN Treatment: Chemotherapy...

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Survivor Story: Gale Johnson

Survivor Story: Gale Johnson

Survivor Since: 2001 Diagnosis: Metastatic Ovarian Carcinoma Missouri Cancer Care Team: Dr. Joe Muscato Dr. Andrew Iliff Chemotherapy Care Team: Amy Boyle, RN Danielle Kleithermes, RN Denise Huff, RN Erin Swift, RN Johanna Joes, RN Mung Chin, RN Treatment:...

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