Lacey Block

cancer , cbci , leukemia , sarah cannon , tees


Lacey Block is known to many as a storyteller with her passions for acting, writing and photography. One day at church, Lacey began to experience intense back spasms causing her to abruptly leave so she could soak in a bathtub all night. For several months, Lacey experienced easy bruisability, generalized fatigue and fevers. After undergoing a series of tests, the results showed myeloblasts (blasts for short) in her blood which likely meant leukemia. Lacey recalls saying at this moment, “I immediately thought I was going to die.”

Transferred to Dr. Michael Tees at the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, tests confirmed Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Lacey did a standard induction therapy. Almost a year later, Lacey is doing great, maintains her positive attitude and has recaptured part of her life getting back to photography and other life passions. Dr. Tees states, “Lacey embraced the diagnosis but understands there is more to life.”