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Just Keep Moving: Steve's Story of Cancer and Care

Jan 8, 2020, 17:51 PM
After developing a malignant melanoma facial tumor, Steve needed the support of his community.

SteveWade30-1When the Skagit Valley community is in trouble, Steven Wade is there to help. Wade has served as a Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputy in Mount Vernon for the past 12 years. In 2011, after developing a malignant melanoma facial tumor, he became the one who needed the support of his community. Even heroes need time to heal.

Wade’s original diagnosis was on November 29, 2011. His tumor was located on his lower lip and chin, and was detected after his local doctor carried out a biopsy and immediately referred him for surgery at the Cancer Care Institute at Virginia Mason, in Seattle. When cancer margins were still not clear after surgery, Wade would undergo both concentrated radiation and chemotherapy treatment. After a year spent in Seattle for daily and then weekly treatment, his surgeon recommended the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center for follow-up care.

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Just Keep Moving: Steve's Story of Cancer and Care

Jan 8, 2020, 17:51 PM
After developing a malignant melanoma facial tumor, Steve needed the support of his community.

SteveWade30-1When the Skagit Valley community is in trouble, Steven Wade is there to help. Wade has served as a Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputy in Mount Vernon for the past 12 years. In 2011, after developing a malignant melanoma facial tumor, he became the one who needed the support of his community. Even heroes need time to heal.

Wade’s original diagnosis was on November 29, 2011. His tumor was located on his lower lip and chin, and was detected after his local doctor carried out a biopsy and immediately referred him for surgery at the Cancer Care Institute at Virginia Mason, in Seattle. When cancer margins were still not clear after surgery, Wade would undergo both concentrated radiation and chemotherapy treatment. After a year spent in Seattle for daily and then weekly treatment, his surgeon recommended the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center for follow-up care.

Read more of Steve's story.