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Lymphoma Patient Stories

Clayton Harris

Moving Forward After Lymphoma
After Clayton Harris was diagnosed with lymphoma, he trusted the University of Chicago Medicine to provide him with the best, most advanced treatment options available. His team created a plan that included surgery, a clinical trial and finally chemotherapy to put his cancer in remission. Now, he is just focused on enjoying with his wife and two young sons. " I choose to be happy. Life is good," he said.

Leo Galati

Leveling Lymphoma in the Central Nervous System: Multidisciplinary Team Deconstructs Carpenter’s Rare Brain Tumor
When carpenter Leo Galati learned he had lymphoma in his brain, he turned to the University of Chicago Medicine for his care. His medical team -- experts in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, lymphoma and radiation oncology -- designed a treatment plan to deconstruct the rare central nervous system tumor. "I was determined to win the battle against cancer,” Leo said. “Now I am making the best of every day."

Warren Bratton

When a Diagnosis is Cancer, Where you are Treated First Matters
Warren Bratton had been suffering from episodes of chest pain and feeling faint when he came to the University of Chicago Medicine. After a series of tests, he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of lymphoma. "If I had not been treated at the University of Chicago Medicine, I wouldn’t be here today," Bratton said. "I literally owe my life to Dr. Smith and her team."

Making Plans Nine Years After Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
When Marlene Markovich was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2003, she turned to University of Chicago Medicine oncologist Sonali Smith, MD, for help. Markovich enrolled in a clinical trial of an aggressive treatment regimen that helped her reach complete remission. Today, Markovich enjoys retirement and spending time with family and friends. "I have a lot to look forward to," she said.