Patient Stories

  • Accessing world-class cancer care close to home
    Trish O’Laughlin is a wife, mother of three and a nurse practitioner. She is also a breast cancer survivor. She says being able to access world-class cancer care close to home at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital helped her manage her busy life and still receive the best possible care.
  • Young Survivor Benefits from Multidisciplinary Care Close to Home
    Breast cancer survivor Felicia Black was only 39 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. The diagnosis was especially difficult because her son was only 3 years old at the time.
  • Patient shares her cancer story from misdiagnosis to survivorship
    Erica Griffin was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer after initially being told by her physician that a lump in her breast was likely a cyst.
  • Siteman employee, wife share story 
    Siteman Cancer Center business manager Kent Zimmerman and his wife, Stephanie, were expecting twins when they received devestating news: a lump in Stephanie’s breast was cancerous. Thanks to a quick diagnosis and effective treatment, the twins and their mother are all healthy.
  • Patient discusses brachytherapy treatment
    Judy Johnson gives an in-depth look at brachytherapy for breast cancer. Johnson chose the intense, short-term treatment after speaking with her physician about her options. She felt it was the best choice for her.