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The “r-word” was not something that had ever entered David Montgomery’s mind. But about six months into an experimental new treatment for Montgomery’s chronic lymphocytic leukemia, an incurable, slow-growing form of the blood and bone marrow cancer, his bone marrow showed no more sign of the disease.
In 2011, Maci Hughes woke up Christmas morning in her room at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital for her third round of chemotherapy. Now that Maci's cancer is in remission, four generations of her family decorated a special tree for Festival of Trees, as a way to help other kids.
Women may not know where to turn after a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or custom prosthesis, especially when it comes to finding clothes that will make them feel good. The Healthy Reflections Boutique is one great resource for women seeking a little style after a less-than-glamorous procedure.
A bald scalp is a blank canvas for artwork that is helping some patients cope with hair loss after chemotherapy treatments at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center. Called a henna crown, the intricate, temporary designs are created with a plant-based dye.
This is 6-year-old Cole Vukich. He earned this token today at the hematology/oncology clinic at the Mary Bridge Health Center. To earn a token, "I have to get a poke," Cole explained.
“Our patients will have access to the most innovative and cutting-edge therapies available, and in so doing they will be making an important contribution to the global fight against cancer,” said Principal Investigator John A. Keech Jr., DO, FACOI, at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center.
VIDEO: Mary Bridge Children's Hospital was filled with Christmas spirit on Friday night, all thanks to one little girl, a four-year-old who is quite familiar with the hospital. Her only wish was to play Santa's helper and give gifts to children who won't make it home for the holidays.
A $1 million donation from Norman and Barbara Simon will improve access to holistic care as part of cancer treatment at MultiCare Regional Cancer Center locations throughout the South Sound.