Patient Survivor Stories – Seed of Hope

For many people, there’s another day that they consider one of the happiest of their lives. It’s the day they are told they are cancer free.

October 25, 2018

John Lowry | Bladder Cancer Survivor

John Lowry Bladder cancer survivor

“At first, I thought I had kidney stones. I was passing blood and went to see my primary care physician, who suggested I see a urologist. I was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the bladder, which is a rare and aggressive type of cancer. Thankfully, it had not spread to my lymph nodes, so…

Britany Fleetwood | Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Britany Fleetwood

“In early 2017, I woke up with a swollen neck. My doctor did some blood tests and sent me to see an oncologist in Rogers. That’s where I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. After I came to UAMS, my condition entered the acute phase and became very aggressive. The chemo was long and very…

September 24, 2018

Robin Robinson | Cancer Survivor

Robin Robinson Cancer survivor

“My sister is a registered nurse. I called and told her I was having problems, and she told me to go to the emergency room at UAMS. I walked in there on Friday and the following Thursday I was diagnosed with cancer. They started my treatment right then and four months later I’m cancer free….

September 13, 2018

Robert Pool | Soft Tissue Sarcoma Survivor

Robert Pool Soft tissue sarcoma survivor

“I had a lump on my arm and went to the doctor in Mountain Home. He did a biopsy and saw that it was cancer. He operated on it, but we found out later that he didn’t get it all. Then, that doctor helped us transfer to UAMS where I saw Dr. Corey Montgomery. He…

Christy Harrison | Breast Cancer Survivor

Christy Harrison Breast cancer survivor

“Today was my eighth and final chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. I was diagnosed the Monday after Easter 2018. I had been at another treatment facility and had some pathology reports that showed the cancer was in my lymph nodes. However, we didn’t know where the primary cancer was located. I got an appointment to…

Therrell R. Mullens | Bladder Cancer Survivor

Therrell R. Mullens Bladder cancer survivor

“I thought I had a bladder infection and made an appointment with a urologist near my home. I had to wait two months to see him, and when I did he told me I needed surgery. He operated a week later, and then I had to make a choice on where to go for further…

Gwen Kleiser | Breast Cancer Survivor

Gwen Kleiser Breast cancer survivor

“It’s been a roller coaster since I was diagnosed on Nov. 20, 2017. I’ve been through all the emotions. The sadness. The ‘why me?’ The anger. But then I turned it over to God and said, ‘This journey is what you chose for me. Hold my hand and lead the way.’ He led me here….

September 5, 2018

Dorothy Dowery | Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Dorothy Dowery Ovarian cancer survivor

“Today is my last chemo treatment, praise the Lord. I was diagnosed in November 2017 and received treatment for six months. I’m in a whirlwind, and I haven’t landed yet. My sisters, Patricia and Barbara, and sister-by-friendship, Pam, came with me today. My church family and my husband have been there for me through this…

July 20, 2018

Rene Jones | Throat Cancer Survivor

Rene Jones

“I would describe myself as blessed. I had a sore throat for five weeks that wouldn’t go away. After I began having difficulty breathing, I taken by ambulance to the hospital in Russellville. After some testing they diagnosed me with COPD and asthma and sent me home with antibiotics and steroids. After two weeks, the…

June 4, 2018

Jerry Frazier | Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Jerry Frazier

“UAMS is an excellent place. I really don’t want to leave. This is my family. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in Texarkana and came to UAMS on Sept. 17, 2014. When I got here, I was almost paralyzed. I was admitted to the hospital for three weeks and two days as soon as I…

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