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Catie Coleson
Skin Cancer Survivor

“I could not have been happier with my treatment at Sentara. It is nice to know that Sentara employs people that are sympathetic to the fight that its patients are engaged in, especially in a situation like this.”

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Wiley Smith
Prostate Cancer Survivor

“The robotic surgery and outcome
is much better than I anticipated. It was a fantastic combination of having the best doctor, best nurses and the best hospital."

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Jackie VandeLinde
Breast Cancer Survivor

"Many people with cancer have questions and don't know where to go. This program offers answers and hope."

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Diane Kesterson
Colon Cancer Survivor

Diane Kesterson Colorectal Cancer Survivor

"At 45, ignoring the symptoms of colon cancer could have killed me. I ignored the symptoms of colon cancer for six months. I have lived with the consequences for 12 years." 

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Darnell Thoroughgood 
 Colon Cancer Survivor

Darnell Thoroughgood Colorectal Cancer Survivor

"When I turned 50, my doctor wanted me to have a colonoscopy. But, I said no. Call it a man thing. My pride got in the way of good judgment."

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Richard Barfield
Head and Neck Cancer Survivor

Richard Barfield, Head and Neck Cancer Survivor








“Dr. Karakla is an artist.
You would never know I had a radical tonsillectomy because of his precision as a surgeon, coupled with the robotic surgery I received. I had a very speedy recovery with little to no scarring.”

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Larry Staunton
Oral Cancer Survivor 
 Larry Staunton, Oral Cancer Survivor
“I received exceptional patient care at Sentara. The team’s attention and patience enabled me to walk out of the hospital just four short weeks after surgery. I wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for them.”

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John Miltier
High-Risk Lung Screening Patient
 Larry Staunton, Oral Cancer Survivor
Armed with new knowledge of his baseline health, John has had a second scan of his lungs after the first scan revealed a nodule in his lungs that required extra attention. "It was well worth the money,” John says. “I want to live a few more years."

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