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.

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 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 Becky Goodrick is...

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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 Chemotherapy Care Team: Amy Boyle, RN Danielle Kleithermes, RN Denise Huff, RN Erin Swift, RN Johanna Joes, RN Mung Chin, RN Treatment: Chemotherapy Treatment Ask...

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Survivor Story: Greg Mattli

Survivor Story: Greg Mattli

Survivor Since: 2015 Diagnosis: Hodgkins Lymphoma Missouri Cancer Care Team: Dr. Uma Ramadoss Christy Phillips 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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Survivor Story: Tanna Niemeier

Survivor Story: Tanna Niemeier

Survivor Since: February 2016 Diagnosis: Burkitt Lymphoma Missouri Cancer Care Team: Dr. Balakrishnan Julie Maledy, RN. 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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Survivor Story: Emily Hawkins

Survivor Story: Emily Hawkins

Survivor Since: 2016 Diagnosis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia Missouri Cancer Care Team: Dr. Mark Tungesvik Amber Taylor 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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Survivor Story: Pam Schilz

Survivor Story: Pam Schilz

Survivor Since: April 2008 Diagnosis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia Missouri Cancer Care Team: Dr. Ramadoos Christy Phillips, RN. 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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