Cancer

Patient Stories about cancer


September 17, 2018

UAMS Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20 Percent Discount at More Than 250 Locations

LITTLE ROCK – Calling all shoppers! More than 250 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 26 – Nov. 4 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


August 16, 2018

Patient Finds Humor in Hairy Situation

Eric Ruschky and his wife

“My primary care physician called me in and asked me if I knew a good oncologist,” said Eric Ruschky, 70, of Columbia, South Carolina.


July 27, 2018

Subaru, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blanketing Cancer Patients with Love

UAMS Myeloma Institute recently received blankets from the Arkansas division of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Subaru of Little Rock through the nationalwide Subaru Loves to Care initiative.

July 27, 2018 | Patients of the UAMS Myeloma Institute were recently wrapped in additional care and comfort, thanks to the nationwide Subaru Loves to Care initiative by the vehicle manufacturer in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


June 20, 2018

Maumelle Man Diagnosed Twice with Head & Neck Cancers

June 20, 2018 | As John Foster prepares for a summer of travel and merriment, he and his wife, Rebecca, are happy they have made health a priority. Eleven years ago, Foster felt a lump in his neck while shaving. He said at first he thought little about it, assuming it may have just been…


May 31, 2018

Recovery from Acute Leukemia Gives Teacher Something to Celebrate

Allogeneic stem cell transplant recipient Dottie Lobbs (center) joined her physician, Muthu Veeraputhiran, M.D., (left) and husband Mike Lobbs at the first-ever UAMS Cancer Institute's Celebration of Life.

May 31, 2018 | It was the summer of 2015 and Dottie Lobbs should have been enjoying her summer break. Instead, Lobbs, a special education teacher at Glen Rose High School in Malvern, was experiencing such severe fatigue that she knew something was wrong.


May 29, 2018

Retired Lieutenant General Faces Prostate Cancer Head-on at UAMS

Retired Army Lieutenant General George Crocker is back to his active lifestyle after undergoing successful radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

May 29, 2018 | George Crocker is up to just about any challenge. A retired Army lieutenant general, Crocker spent the good part of his life defending his country both at home and abroad. From two tours in Vietnam to serving as commander at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington, Crocker made a lasting mark through…


March 19, 2018

Invasive Colon Cancer Caught Following Primary Care Visit

March 19, 2018 | In the summer of 2016, Stuttgart native Blake Pond, 36, moved back to his home state after living in Dallas for 16 years. He, his wife, Ann, with their infant daughter, Caroline, wanted to be closer to family. So Pond accepted a position as chief of staff at the UAMS Myeloma…


January 18, 2018

Clinical Trial Promising for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Jan. 18, 2017 | Eighteen years ago, Gail Clayton received news that changed her life. Looking back, she says finding out she had breast cancer marked the beginning of new perspectives. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer, it wasn’t the end of life as so many people think. To me, it was the beginning…


December 18, 2017

Little Rock Man Beats Cancer Twice with Help of UAMS

Jerry Moskwiak, pictured with his wife, Sharon,

Dec. 18, 2017 | After 40 years, Jerry and Sharon Moskwiak were ready to leave the cold Michigan winters behind. They considered a move to their favorite vacation spot in South Carolina, but there was one catch: The nearest academic health care center was at least one hour away. Because Sharon had worked for 35…


December 1, 2017

Faith in Cancer Care Team Keeps New Mexico Woman at UAMS

Dec. 1, 2017 | Tina Farber arrived in Arkansas with one thing on her mind — meeting her two new grandbabies. Her son’s third child had arrived in April, and her daughter was expecting her third about one month later. “I was planning to stay about two months,” said Farber, a native Arkansan who now…



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