Stories from Cancer Survivors

Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Stories From the Survivorship Program

Andrew's Story
When my son Andrew was four, he was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia. He had a cough, and then we discovered an infection and tumor in his lung. Dr. Tilford has been Andrew's doctor since then.

Brady's Story
When I was 3 years old, I was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. I went through about two and a half years of treatment, much of it at Doernbecher. It included a bone marrow transplant, chemo, radiation and clinical trials.

Katie's Story
Katie K. was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) just three weeks after celebrating her 6th birthday. Concerned about a high fever, Katie’s mom had taken her to a pediatrician who ran some routine tests. The results, unfortunately, were nowhere near routine.

Kevin's Story
In 1985 I was diagnosed with a Wilm's tumor. My right kidney had to be completly removed. I was only 10 years old and very scared. Back then Doernbecker was very different but still had great staff who were there for their patients.

Pierrette's Story
Almost 20 years ago, I had Hodgkin's lymphoma and was treated with radiation therapy. When I recently moved to Portland, I searched for somewhere to get follow-up care: That's when I learned about Doernbecher's Survivorship Program.

Survivorship Appointments:

503 346-0640

877 346-0640 toll free

503 418-5337 fax

For Healthcare Providers:

Physician Consult and Referral Service

503 346-0644

888 346-0644 toll free

Referral form


Dr. Sue Lindemulder discusses the long-term effects of cancer and cancer treatments and how she helps survivors understand their ongoing risks for late effects.

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High Desert Pulse, pages 47-49

From hospital to classroom, kids struggle to readjust

After enduring harsh treatments, children who have had cancer may face learning difficulties. Teachers and parents can help kids adapt.

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The Bend Bulletin