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Patient Stories

Every day, our team of cancer care experts touch the lives of people they treat. Our dedicated team strives to provide compassionate care that goes beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of the patients that come through our doors. 

At Gwinnett Medical Center, our patients are more than just patients—they are family. These are their stories of strength and survival.


Jose Ayala, Colon Cancer Survivor

When Jose was diagnosed with colon cancer, he chose Gwinnett Medical Center. Watch to learn about Jose and hear his story. 


Krista Ganley, Ovarian Cancer Survivor

When Krista's son was 18-months-old, her doctor found ovarian cancer and she had two surgeries at Gwinnett Medical Center. Watch to find out more about Krista and hear her story.


Karen Grant, Breast Cancer Survivor

Faced with breast cancer, Karen found the advanced cancer treatments and compassionate care she was looking for at Gwinnett Medical Center.

 


Trish Lowrie, Breast Cancer Survivor

Trish was diagnosed with breast cancer at 46. She chose Gwinnett Medical Center and the Center for Cancer Care, and this is her story. Watch to learn more. 


 


Heather Schiller, Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Heather was diagnosed with late-stage colorectal cancer at 34, two years after her father passed away from the disease. She chose Gwinnett Medical Center and the Center for Cancer Care, and this is her story. Watch to learn more. 


Cliff Terry, Colon Cancer Survivor

Cliff was diagnosed with cancer and he underwent removal of part of his colon and a round of radiation—but as aggressive cancers can, his came back. With the help of Gwinnett Medical Center, Cliff's cancer went into full remission. Watch to learn more about Cliff and hear his story.