Patient Stories

January 7, 2021
In 2017, Antoinette Brosset tackled breast cancer with specialized care from her medical team at the George Washington University (GW) Hospital Cancer Center. When cancer "knocked on her door a second time" in 2018 with a colorectal cancer diagnosis, her GW team was there for her again, every step…
February 12, 2019
When Mariam Said reflects on her cancer story she is reminded of what truly matters in life, “For me it’s my family and my health. I remember the shock when I first learned I had breast cancer. The pace at which my life changed was frightening, especially with three young children to think about.”
March 23, 2018
Vincent “Vinny” Jones was an athlete, invincible with endless stamina. The avid cyclist biked an average of 5,000 miles a year, until persistent back pain in 2013 curbed his rides. He went undiagnosed for a year until his annual prostate exam, when his urologist urged him to see an oncologist.
October 30, 2017
Brenda talks about her experience being diagnosed with breast cancer on the GW Mammovan.
November 29, 2016
The Ballad of Ms. Jones
September 16, 2016
Cara Scharf majored in English in college, so she's always been good with words. But right after graduation, she discovered she would have to deal with four letters: BRCA. Cara was just 22 when she tested found out she was BRCA 1+ positive.
September 11, 2016
Colorful yoga mats dot the floor in the activities room of GW University Student Center during the gentle yoga class, where cancer patients and their families from all of the Washington, D.C. area come to reduce stress and achieve a sense of mindfulness.