Cancer recovery calls for a place where you can relax and recover during treatment, or better yet, a home away from home. Karen Warman, a breast cancer survivor, joins this Patient Power program to share her story and describe her experience at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and the Pete Gross House. Debbie Fraley, house project coordinator at The Pete Gross House. The Pete Gross House and the new SCCA House were built to serve patients and their families who are receiving their care or undergoing treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Karen was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in September of 2007. After doing extensive research, she sought out experts at SCCA. Her first appointment was in October 2007, where she met her oncologist. On that day, she was given a year to live. Today, Karen is doing well and is involved in several clinical trials, accompanied by monthly check-ups. Karen decided to stay at the Pete Gross House while recovering and believes it was a very wise decision. Karen describes her experience as always feeling like she was part of a team, “you don’t get that everywhere” she says.
Ms. Fraley talks about the benefits to patients and their families at the Pete Gross House and the new SCCA House. If you’ve been just diagnosed with cancer, learn how facilities like these are helping cancer patients near and far.
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