Below are a series of first-person accounts from the OSUCCC – James cancer patients who wished to share their journey, in the hope that they may provide future and current patients with additional hope, strength and a deeper understanding of the overall cancer journey.
Ron Fichthorn never spent a day in the hospital his entire life until the day he found out he had a brain tumor. He found the treatment and care he needed at the OSUCCC – James and hasn’t looked back. Read More
After Charles Ruma developed testicular cancer, he underwent treatment at the OSUCCC – James to remove it. And then he started a nonprofit organization to help raise funds for cancer research. Read More
Ken and Suzanne McNutt held their wedding reception at OSU more than 50 years ago. They found the kind of life-saving prostate cancer care Ken needed and the bedside manner they wanted at the OSUCCC – James. Read More
After Diane Crawford developed cervical cancer, she underwent a radical hysterectomy at the OSUCCC — James to remove it. And then she started a nonprofit organization to help other women prevent it. Read More
After tests revealed that Jared Gordon’s prolonged cold was in fact stage IV lung cancer, some doctors gave him only six months to live. Jared then turned to the OSUCCC – James for a second opinion. Read More
Bill Mason thought the lump in his back thigh was just a strained muscle. Finding out instead that it was a rare, soft tissue sarcoma, he found the specialty and expertise he needed to heal at the OSUCCC — James. Read More
When Kathy Hummel found out she had stage II breast cancer, her OSUCCC – James treatment team moved swiftly to perform cancer-removing and breast- reconstruction surgery in one coordinated operation. Read More