Patient Stories

Read stories of hope and courage. Learn how the care our patients and their families receive at The University of Kansas Cancer Center makes a difference in their lives.

Wendy Denham
Wendy Denham
Wendy Denham's aggressive chemotherapy helps her survive hard-to-treat cancer.
kelsey Coplen
Kelsey Coplen
Kelsey Coplen faces breast cancer head-on with humor, resilience and family support.
Angelique Nedved
Angelique Nedved
Angelique Nedved’s annual mammogram was a lifesaving birthday gift.
Sharla Meisenheimer
Sharla Meisenheimer
Sharla Meisenheimer fights breast and lung cancer at the same time.
Hilary Edwards
Hilary Edwards
Hilary Edwards confronts breast cancer diagnosis with control and determination.
Helen Connors
Helen Connors
In a match with metastatic breast cancer, Helen Connors plays by her own rules.
Mila Ellsworth
Mila Ellsworth
Mila Ellsworth’s Competitiveness Kicks In When Life Throws Her a Curveball.
Early screening helped Samantha Hardisty with a crucial catch for her stage II HER2+ breast cancer
Samantha Hardisty
An early diagnosis is critical for surviving breast cancer – just ask Samantha Hardisty. 
Debbie Bailey, breast cancer patient with metastatic disease, praises care team for exceptional care at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Debbie Bailey
This mother of eight, grandmother of 14, talks about her experience as a breast cancer patient with metastatic disease. 
Jean Wynn-Pinter is a breast cancer survivor who turned to The University of Kansas Cancer Center for treatment. Find out what she has to say about her care.
Jean Wynn
Mizzou fan raves about her Kansas cancer care and treatment; team provided clear information and offered choices.
Lisa White, two-time breast cancer survivor, finds support of her medical team, husband and friends key to her successful treatment. Lisa White
Two-time breast cancer survivor credits physicians, family and dogs
Nedra Bonds Nedra Bonds
Breast cancer patient's fighting spirit inspires art, participation in clinical trial
Pam Morris Pam Morris
Conquering cancer with steadfast spirit
Ashley Gorney Ashley Gorney
Coaching instincts kick in for the win
Vicki Rollf
Vicki Rolff
Breast cancer survivor shares her story to empower others
Shalena Prude Shalena Prude
Making every step count
Susan McCall Susan McCall
Breast cancer survivor finds personalized care at appearance center

Judith Bowser Judy Bowser
Clinical trial is music to cancer patient's ears
Cathy Young
Lee’s Summit Leader, Mom, Health Advocate Learns to Appreciate Life at an Early Age
  Carol Patton
Innovative Procedure Pinpoints the Unseen
  Stephanie Annable
Clinical Trial Detected Cancer her Mammogram Missed
 Skip Skip Quimby
Breast Cancer Diagnosis Offers Opportunity to Learn and Teach
  Lisa Covington
Two-time Breast Cancer Survivor makes Every Opportunity Count
  Annette Bloch
Knew What to Do when she Discovered she had Breast Cancer
  Kathy Tate
I was no. 1 when I was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
  Barbara Brown
Breast Cancer Second Opinion leads to a Positive Outcome

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