Survivor Stories


Karen found a cyst in the curve of her neck. She was given 18 months to live. Looking for a glimmer of hope and a second opinion, she turned to the lung cancer team of the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic.

“They gave me a chance,” she said. “They knew how to talk to me so I could understand and take it all in.”

Karen is now cancer free after having aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy.