Patient Stories

  • Cathy Gillette Cathy Gillette – Breast Cancer

    “The staff at the Spokane CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center understands patients may be somewhat frightened or anxious because of they have been diagnosed with cancer. They work hard to make it an upbeat place where questions get answered, and they make you feel confident about the situation!” Cathy’s Story…
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  • Mary Whitney-Peak Mary Whitney-Peak – Colon Cancer

    “I’ve told both cancer patients and my oncologist’s office, ‘If you need someone to talk to, I can tell them because I’ve been through them all.’ When I was first diagnosed, I had a 30 percent chance of survival, and now I’m back working six-hour days and doing most everything…
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  • Ken Clark Ken Clark – Prostate Cancer

    “The atmosphere at the center was so wonderful. I used to get there early so I could read the paper, and before I could get to the comics, I was inside and the treatment had begun!” Ken’s Story Ken Clark is a man driven by passion in the fast lane:…
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  • Sheri Hatley Sheri Hatley – Hip Cancer

    “I admire everyone who works there. What they do is absolutely amazing to me because they are truly personable and make you feel so comfortable. They are personally involved with you and any questions you want to ask – they’re ready to answer them for you.” To call Sheri Hatley…
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  • Larry Ripley Larry Ripley – Prostate Cancer

    “Dr. Kelly’s staff treated me outstandingly well! They were extremely friendly and were always aware of my comfort level! I have nothing but praise for the Spokane CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center.” At 62, Spokane local Larry Ripley is a man who traverses many roads: 260 miles a day to…
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  • Robens Napolitan Robens Napolitan – Lung Cancer

    “I would strongly recommend the Spokane CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center to anyone who has cancer: not only for the technical advantages but also because the staff is made up of real, loving people.” At age 70, Robens Napolitan is a woman who wears many hats: her favorites being the…
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  • Kathy Driscoll Kathy Driscoll – Lung Cancer

    “From the receptionist to the doctors, everyone who worked with me was kind, polite, and provided quality service. It was a great experience, and I wish every cancer treatment facility could be that great.” Kathy’s Story At 66, Kathy Driscoll is a woman who made a career in connecting others…
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  • Ron Reimann Ron Reimann – Prostate Cancer

    “Since my dad’s death more than 30 years before, I fretted and stressed that I might succumb to prostate cancer like he did. But today my prostate cancer is no longer a constant worry, instead it’s a battle that I feel I waged and won.” Ron R.’s Story Ron Reimann…
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  • Carrie Falter Carrie Falter – Anal Cancer

    “I was treated fabulously. Everybody at the center is professional, but not standoffish; it was a very good experience and I would definitely recommend it to others.” Carrie Falter didn’t let her diagnosis come between her passions. An avid lover of outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, and exercising, Carrie…
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  • Ron Whittum Ron Whittum – Prostate Cancer

    “[After I was diagnosed] I felt a certain sense of denial about it – that it was probably nothing. After my needle biopsy, they found slightly aggressive cancerous cells and it became a lot more real. I wondered, ‘What do we do about this? What’s the best procedure?’” Following his…
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