My Knight Cancer Story
Mary Milligan, Portland, Oregon
I moved to Portland in February 2008. Six weeks later, I found out I had non-small cell lung cancer.
When I met with Dr. Alan Sandler, he had to break the bad news to me that my cancer had progressed. We discussed my options, including clinical trials. My husband and I looked for trials everywhere and eventually found one for the drug Tarceva for patients with the same genetic mutations as mine. Even though it was a long shot, I fit the genetic profile. Dr. Sandler was excited – I pictured him jumping up and down. I started a couple of days later and that is where I am now.
Even though you’re there for cancer treatment, they make it as good as it can be.