Lifespan Cancer Institute

Lifespan Cancer Institute Patient Stories

We are proud of the caliber of care we offer at the Lifespan Cancer Institute. Perhaps the best compliment we can receive is when patients share their inspiring stories with us.

Nickole Drum
School teacher Nickole Drum is grateful for the personalized care she received at Lifespan hospitals.

Jack Bailey, Liver Cancer Survivor
“I call it my miracle kidney stone,”   

Nickole Drum, Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor
“I’m just glad to be back to normal.”

Mia Ramirez, Breast Cancer Survivor
“It’s been quite a journey.”

Lifespan Cancer Institute Patient Stories in the News

Tracy Saraceni
Clear cell cancer is a common kidney cancer, but when it occurs outside of the kidney, it's problematic and hard to treat. A clinical trial that is only available at Rhode Island Hospital is making a difference and attracting patients from across the United States.
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Valerie Young
Lifespan Cancer Institute surgeon Subhashini Ayloo, MD is using minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat patients with complex, gastrointestinal cancers. Rhode Island's Valerie Young is the first to benefit in the state.
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