Patient Stories

Donna's story: Lung cancer survivor & ambassador of hope

Donna

Donna Miller was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in the summer of 2013. By chance, she learned about a new, innovative treatment option at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, the Edge. Read More

Gail's story: A positive attitude & caring staff kept her going

Gail Jones Stephenson

Months after a complicated thoracic surgery to a spot on her lung, Gail’s case was presented to the tumor board. It was determined that she had stage 3 lung cancer and cancer was still present on her lungs. Chemotherapy was her best bet for ridding the cancer from her body. Read More

Gail's story: Careful monitoring leads to early detection

While vacationing in Florida, Gail got sick with a cough that refused to get better. After 4 years of monitoring a spot on her lung, Henry Ford experts removed the cancer with thoracic surgery. Read More

Kristina's story: My mother's story doesn't have to be my story

Kristina Krumm, who lost both parents to lung-related illnesses, was diagnosed with lung cancer. After surgery at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, she’s back to an active life. Read More

Tom's story: A non-smoker with no family history of lymphoma

Tom Sawdey had no symptoms or family history of cancer when he was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma at age 58. With a care plan personalized to Tom’s individual needs at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Tom is now cancer free. Read More

Marilyn's story: Get screened for lung cancer before symptoms appear

Marilyn Goodrich was diagnosed with early stage lung cancer and is on her way to recovery – all thanks to the Lung Cancer Screening that was able to detect her cancer long before any tell-tale symptoms appeared. Read More

Bob's story

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After a pancreatic problem was resolved, Bob Robinson had a PET scan taken every six months in Traverse City. That’s when he learned he had a spot on his lung. Bob has had undisrupted work and play following a VATS procedure to remove the lung cancer. Read More

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