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St. Luke’s Cancer Research Program, Susan Hill’s Story

Susan's Story

Thanks to cancer research, Susan Hill was here to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary. She’s been able to watch her granddaughters grown up, and she’s become a mentor and friend to people with cancer all across the country. Susan has primary myelofibrosis (MF). It’s a rare blood cancer—only about 18,000 people are diagnosed with it each year in the United States. Today MF is considered a chronic, progressive, yet manageable disease, but when Sue was diagnosed in 2001, MF wasn’t even classified as a cancer—and it was considered terminal. That’s how far we’ve come—thanks to cancer research.