• By Dana Sparks

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Arizona couple receives double cancer diagnosis

December 3, 2017

Arizona couple, Vincent and Sandra Streech, fighting cancer together
When Vincent and Sandra Streech were diagnosed with cancer, the husband and wife turned to Mayo Clinic. The pair each received treatment through clinical trials, and today the future looks more promising for both of them.


When Vincent Streech was diagnosed with lung cancer, he knew he would be in for the fight of his life. After his initial treatment failed, doctors gave him one year to live. Refusing to give up hope, however, he searched for other treatment options, which led him to Mayo Clinic.

"For me, it would be reputation more than anything else. Mayo Clinic is very well known worldwide," says Vincent, reflecting on his decision to seek care at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus, where he met oncologist Helen Ross, M.D.

"Vincent had some treatment elsewhere before he came to see me. So his cancer had initially been operated on, and they were hoping that that would solve the problem," Dr. Ross says. "But unfortunately, he had some little, tiny other spots in his lungs that over time developed into other tumors, a sign of metastatic disease."

Based on Vincent's situation, Dr. Ross felt he would be a good candidate to participate in a clinical trial.
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This article originally appeared on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.

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