COVID-19: Learn the precautions Scripps is taking for safe, in-person visits Learn more

Cancer Patient Stories

See the stories of cancer survivors who received their care from Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

A Scripps MD Anderson cancer patient wears a red blouse and relaxes on a couch. Learn about her and other cancer stories.

See the stories of cancer survivors who received their care from Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

The people in these cancer patient stories knew their diagnosis was the start of a life-changing journey. Their next step was finding the right cancer care to help them win the fight. To get there, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center was with them every step of the way, no matter the type of cancer or stage of cancer they were facing.


Committed to cancer treatment that features a multi-disciplinary approach to oncology. Empowered by a compassionate and unrelenting team of cancer specialists who inspire confidence in their patients. Driven by the bold, clear and honest vision to lead the fight to end cancer. With all this in mind, Scripps MD Anderson provides care patients can count on as they navigate their cancer journey.


These are its cancer patient stories of hope and renewal. Stories where Scripps helped each person realize one of life’s most challenging achievements — surviving cancer and thriving.

Fortunate and Fulfilled

Carolyn Honore, a Scripps MD Anderson cancer patient, smiles as she holds a pot of yellow flowers after surviving cancer.

Fortunate and Fulfilled

When Carolyn Honore was diagnosed with breast cancer, Scripps MD Anderson helped her get her life back. 

Winning the Fight

Eli Hans, a Scripps MD Anderson cancer patient, smiles proudly outside a Scripps cancer treatment center.

Winning the Fight

Eli Hans found a special connection with the right doctor on his way to overcoming an aggressive type of lymphoma.

Right at Home

Marco Cisneros, a Scripps MD Anderson cancer patient, folds his arms and smiles proudly after surviving his bout with cancer.

Right at Home

When Marco Cisneros learned about his rare form of lymphoma, he found expert cancer treatment close to home.

Seeking the Best in Care

Melanie Petersen, a Scripps MD Anderson cancer patient, enjoys a piece of chocolate cake after surviving cancer.

Seeking the Best in Care

Melanie Petersen of New York City wanted the best breast cancer treatment and crossed the country for her care at Scripps.

Against All Odds

Susan Millsom, a Scripps MD Anderson cancer patient, sits on a set of stairs and is proud of her cancer treatment progress.

Against All Odds

After receiving a dire brain cancer prognosis, Susan Millsom used optimism inspired by her care team to fight back.

Back on His Feet

Erich Boldt, a Scripps MD Anderson cancer patient, stands upright and strong following successful cancer treatment.

Back on His Feet

When a routine checkup from a spinal fusion showed a rare cartilage cancer, Erich Boldt received innovative treatment.

Moving Past the Familiar

Angela Flores, a Scripps MD Anderson cancer patient, happily walks along the beach with her family after beating cancer.

Moving Past the Familiar

Angela Flores won her fight against lung cancer the help of Scripps‘ collaborative approach to cancer care.