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Each month in our Advances e-newsletter, we tell the inspiring stories of our patients, doctors, researchers, donors and other members of our vibrant University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center community. 


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Meet Shelly Casey

Shelly Casey with surgical oncologist Dr. Sharon Weber


Shelly Casey has heard some shocking things from physicians, starting when she was given a diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer at age 39. Almost 8 years later, the Stevens Point teacher heard some different stunning news from her surgical oncologist, Dr. Sharon Weber of the UW Carbone Cancer Center: Go home; you're done with your regular scans. Your cancer is cured.


Meet Shelly


Meet Patricia Zody


A cancer diagnosis understandably may lead to anxiety and fear, and Patricia (Pat) Zody's diagnosis was no different. Although her brain was physically affected, she has made it nearly 12 years as a cancer survivor by making sure her illness never got the best of her mind. Meet Patricia


More Behind-the-Scenes Stories from UW Carbone Cancer Center


Spotlight: Jill Kanzenbach, an "Exceptional Responder"

Spotlight: Honoring a Life and a Love of Art

Spotlight: Shelly Casey

Clinical Trial Helps Firefighter Thrive Despite the Odds

Spotlight: Patricia Zody

Spotlight: Dr. Ruth O'Regan

Spotlight: Dr. Bethany Anderson, Radiation Oncologist

Spotlight: Martin Murphy and His Unique Cancer Treatment

Spotlight: Gayle Zinda, Survivor

Dusty Deming: Cancer Doctor, and Patient