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.

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Start Talking

MCA Patient: Karen Singleton, Ashland, MO Survivor Since: March 2018 Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Care Team: Medical Oncologist: Liana Makarian, M.D. Radiation Oncologist: Dr. Mark Bryer Radiation: Dr. Teri Elwing Breast Surgeon: Dr. Anne Peterson Primary Care...

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Let Them Love You

Let Them Love You

MCA Patient: Sunny Hoffman Survivor Since: April 2017 Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist: Mark Vellek, M.D. Treatment: Chemotherapy and Radiation Chemotherapy Care Team: Amy Boyle, RN Danielle Kleithermes, RN Denise Huff, RN Erin Korman, RN Johanna Joes, RN...

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Cancer Doesn’t Care About Your Plans.

Cancer Doesn’t Care About Your Plans.

MCA Patient: Pam Schilz Survivor Since: April 2008 Diagnosis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia Missouri Cancer Care Team: Medical Oncologist: Uma Ramadoss, M.D. Christy Phillips, RN Chemotherapy Care Team: Amy Boyle, RN Danielle Kleithermes, RN Denise Huff, RN Erin Swift, RN...

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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 Radiation Oncologist: Dr. Mark Bryer Radiation Team Treatment: Radiation and Chemotherapy When Sara Davidson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 1999, her team at...

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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  (now retired) 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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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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