Winning the Fight Against Cancer: Cancer Survivor Stories Watch this video to learn about each of their experiences at CTCA, a place where patients have a say in their treatment plan. Visit to read more survivor stories. Hear inspirational stories of cancer survival in a program by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Three individuals with complex and advanced stage cancer share their stories. Rod Echols, Melanie Cooke and Terry Sanders each found a way to fight cancer that was right for them. Although they began their journeys in different parts of the country, they all came to CTCA for treatment. Rod is a colon cancer survivor who decided to get a second opinion. Melanie is a uterine cancer survivor and athlete who wanted a treatment plan that fit her needs. Terry is a lymphoma survivor who wanted his treatment under one roof.