SwedishAmerican (Home Link)SwedishAmerican (Home Link)
ServicesPatients & VisitorsFacilitiesPhysicians & ClinicsJobsQualityAbout UsServices SpotlightCancer CareEmergency MedicineHeart CareOrthopedicsSurgeryWomens Health


Patient Stories

Katy Stenberg

My training and my experience as a nurse for more than 30 years never prepared me for the call I received on August 27, 1998. "Katy, you have lymphoma." Over the next two weeks, the testing revealed that I had stage IV, aggressive large B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I was assured that this was the best form of lymphoma to have because it was very responsive to chemotherapy. My oncologist was not wrong. I received eight cycles of CHOP chemotherapy and went into remission. I then traveled to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for autologous stem cell transplant to keep me in remission for a longer period of time.

I remain in complete remission, and after being granted a second chance in life I try to give back to the community as much as possible, especially volunteering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Throughout my cancer journey I have used humor and open communication to cope with the disease. A positive attitude is a must, along with a strong support system and the power of prayer.

Live well, Laugh often, Love much! Peace to all...

Contact Us
SwedishAmerican Health System
1401 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 968-4400


Learn About Us
Annual Report
Award-Winning Care
Caring for Our Community
Charity Care
Donate To Our Foundation
Maps and Directions
Join Our Team
Job Opportunities
Physician/Provider Opportunities
School of Radiography
Student Programs
Volunteer Positions
Copyright © 2000-2015 SwedishAmerican Health System
Site Map | Legal Notices | Notice of Privacy Practices | Vendor Portal | Corporate University | Clinician Portal