Mount Sinai Cancer Stories
At Mount Sinai, we know that the complexity and diversity of cancer require the highest degree of expert, specialized care. At the same time, we remain focused on a simple guiding principle—taking care of the entire person, while treating the cancer.
Hear from our patients as they share their stories of cancer care at Mount Sinai.
CAR-T Therapy Produces a Multiple Myeloma Miracle
November 17, 2023
Victoria Marrone, 73, was diganosed with multiple myeloma in 2013, and became one of the first Mount Sinai patients to receive CAR-T cell therapy treatment.
Life After Cancer Brings Another Life
June 16, 2023
After treatment for triple negative breast cancer, Weslinne Adhemar Cespedes was worried she might not be able to get pregnant. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl in March 2023.
Spinning Toward New Treatments for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
May 17, 2023
After being diagnosed with diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, Ilene Osherow joined a ground breaking clinical trial at the Dubin Breast Center - and has helped raise funds for new research
Non-smoker Receives Life-Saving, Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer at The Mount Sinai Hospital
January 25, 2023
A visit to the emergency room for pain on her right hand side leads Saundra Moore to a surprise diagnosis of stage 1 lung cancer
Routine Urine Test Leads to Life-Saving Treatment for a Cancer-Related Heart Condition
December 20, 2022
Helen Sturm went for her annual checkup expecting a clean bill of health, but one test result would permanently change her life and lead to expert, multi-disciplinary care at The Mount Sinai Hospital
Grandfather of 15 Gets a Second Chance With Life-Changing Surgery for Esophageal Cancer at Mount Sinai
August 5, 2022
Aldo Belluzzi is back to enjoying a busy life in retirement with his family after Raja Flores, MD, and his team used pioneering surgical techniques to treat his advanced esophageal cancer.
A Patient-to-Patient Appeal Led to Life-Changing Surgery for Esophageal Cancer at Mount Sinai
July 19, 2022
Lou Martinez was hesitant to proceed with surgery after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. An esophageal cancer survivor helped to change his mind and save his life.
Caring and Centralized Treatment for Her Breast Cancer Recurrence at Mount Sinai’s Dubin Breast Center
July 7, 2022
Faced with breast cancer twice, Mount Sinai employee, Dahlia Bradshaw, perseveres with faith and grace
At Mount Sinai Brooklyn, Providing Access to Advanced Care for Multiple Myeloma
June 15, 2022
Receiving specialized and attentive care, Chantal Pierre-Louis remains upbeat in the face of Multiple Myeloma.
Mount Sinai Immunotherapy Trial Offers Hope to a Liver Cancer Patient
April 7, 2022
After completing pre and post-surgical immunotherapy, Jeffrey Foster is now cancer-free.
For Former Smoker, a Yearly Lung Screening Caught Cancers Early. Her Message: Don’t Wait
January 4, 2022
Mount Sinai Lung Screening Program detected three separate stage 1 lung cancers and an early breast cancer.
Early Cancer Detection and Quick Treatment for a Former Long Term Smoker
November 29, 2021
After smoking for 36 years, Wolfgang Lehner began life-saving journey with experts.
Mother of Two Young Children Faces Breast Cancer During the Pandemic
June 17, 2021
By immediately seeking care, Delphine Attinger’s Mount Sinai care team, led by Sarah Cate, MD, were able to diagnose cancer at an early stage.
Hope Against All Odds for Mount Sinai Patient With Bladder Cancer
March 25, 2021
Enrolled in a first of its kind clinical trial, Michael Morigi is responding well at Mount Sinai’s The Tisch Cancer Institute.
A Return to Strength for Multiple Myeloma Patient With Appreciation For Mount Sinai Team
October 6, 2020
Depth of expertise and breadth of resources at Mount Sinai contribute to success of advanced treatment for life-long disease.
With a Positive Attitude, Confronting Cancer in a Pandemic
July 27, 2020
Shahonna Anderson had an aggressive cancer to fight as COVID-19 was peaking in New York City. But, she has remained positive throughout her treatment and is looking forward to happier times in the future.
Safely Guiding a Patient’s Journey With Triple Negative Breast Cancer
July 22, 2020
"Brave and strong" breast cancer patient Tanya Bhatia has a demanding interior design career. She has not let her treatments at Mount Sinai in the midst of COVID-19 slow her down.
Caring and Expert Treatment for Patient’s Rare Neuroendocrine Cancer
July 21, 2020
Jennifer Niedzewiecki’s specialized cancer treatment at Mount Sinai started before COVID-19 and continued safely during the crisis. "I’m living proof that Mount Sinai takes good care of you," Jennifer told Brooklyn News 12. "You don’t have to worry about coming in for treatment."
A Breast Cancer Patient Wants People to Prioritize Their Health
July 13, 2020
With a focus on her health and life’s joys, a determined Weslinne Adhemar Cespedes did not let COVID-19 get in the way of fighting cancer and planning her wedding.