Survivors from countries other than India

1. Karen Nugent - ovarian cancer

Overview

  • Cancer: Stage IIIA ovarian cancer
  • Diagnosed: 2007
  • Treatments received: Surgery, chemotherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), vaccine (clinical trial), radiation therapy, nutrition therapy, spiritual support
  • Treatment at: CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center

Care team

  • Sybilann Williams, MD
  • Charles Brown, MD, PhD
  • Dean Conterato, MD

Milestones

  • Is a 6-year ovarian cancer survivor
  • Enjoying time with her family and friends
  • Celebrating more anniversaries with her husband Jon
  • Watching her grandchildren Madison, Brenden and Jack grow
  • Working as an elementary school secretary, but looking forward to retirement
  • Traveled to Paris, London and other European cities

2. Chuck Glenn - Esophageal cancer

Overview

  • Cancer: Esophageal cancer
  • Diagnosed: 2001
  • Treatments received: Photodynamic therapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, nutrition therapy
  • Treatment at: CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center

Care team:

  • Ross Taylor, MD
  • James Flynn, MD, FACR

Milestones:

  • Is a 12-year+ esophageal cancer survivor
  • Retired from Tinker Air Force Base
  • Enjoying time with his family, including his three grandchildren
  • Snowmobiles, rides four-wheelers and fishes regularly
  • Snowmobiles, rides four-wheelers and fishes regularly
  • Is an active member of his church
  • Encourages others who are fighting cancer, including Vietnam War veterans like himself

3. Kimalea Conrad - Breast Cancer

Overview

  • Cancer: Stage II breast cancer
  • Diagnosed: 2010
  • Treatments received: Sentinel lymph node biopsy, mastectomy,chemotherapy, radiation therapy, breast reconstruction surgery
  • Treatment at: CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center

Care team:

  • Rakhshanda Neelam, MD
  • Kamal Patel, MD
  • Aaron Pelletier, MD
  • Aaron Pelletier, MD
  • Khara Lucius, ND, FABNO
  • Kristen Trukova, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, CSO
  • Mary Englert, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
  • Meagan Brown, MA, LCSW
  • Alexandria Callahan, MA, LPC, R-DMT, GLCMA

Milestones:

  • From fearing to fighting
  • From bald to thick silver hair
  • From receiving hats for my bald head to giving hats to other patients
  • From weakness to strength - turning cartwheels, running, skiing with my son
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