Patient Stories

December 20, 2023
Currently, lung cancer screening exams are recommended for high-risk adults. These patients have at least a 20 pack year cigarette smoking history. A pack year is calculated by the number of packs a person smokes per day multiplied by the number of years that person has smoked.
August 12, 2022
Joy West had stage three vocal cord cancer. She was treated at the GW Cancer Center and is now cancer free. Hear her inspiring story.
December 27, 2021
Claudia was 20 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. The doctors at GW Hospital treated her cancer and helped her deliver a healthy baby girl.
September 16, 2021
Jeffrey Gray is a prostate cancer survivor, thanks to the minimally invasive surgery he received from urology specialist Michael J. Whalen, MD, at the GW Cancer Center. Now he’s back to doing the things he loves.
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…
July 25, 2019
Joel was diagnosed with stage 4 oral cancer. He decided to get cancer treatment at The George Washington University Hospital.
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