Patient Stories

Diagnosis: Prostate Cancer

Bob’s Story

Bob had no reason to be concerned when he arrived for a routine physical back in 2007. Things changed quickly, however, after he registered a 7 reading on his annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. After a biopsy, Bob was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The doctor referred the 63-year-old insurance broker to an oncologist versed in

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Peter’s Story

A cancer diagnosis is a traumatic event. It can also be a learning experience. After diagnosis, Peter began comprehensively researching prostate cancer treatments, including interviews with about 30 people from all over the country. His goal was to find the least invasive, most practical treatment option. He was intrigued and encouraged after reading about the

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Warren’s Story

Most people, like Warren, worry about surgery – the procedure and its potentially debilitating side effects. After choosing a non-surgical alternative for his care, the CyberKnife® System, Warren chronicles his experience through one week of treatments. Listen to Warren and his oncologist discuss each of the five days of treatment. Learn specifically why the technology is ideal

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Paul’s Story

It takes a village to handle and survive metastatic prostate cancer, a prostate cancer that has spread to bones or lungs or lymph nodes and elsewhere. And one of the crucial aspects of that village, for me, has been the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, a form of radiation that has been specific and accurate for

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Clyde’s Story

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men living in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. Men with a family history of prostate cancer, Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, and African–Americans are especially at–risk for diagnosis, but Clyde fit none

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Jeff’s Story

Jeff, a NASA engineer and golf enthusiast, found himself working for the Apollo Space Program in Texas forty-five years ago. Jeff was involved in all of the Apollo/Saturn space launches up until the now infamous “Apollo 13” mission. After his tenure with the Apollo Space Program, Jeff worked as a venture capitalist with various universities

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Charles’s Story

Charles knew just who to turn to when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His daughter Janice isn’t a surgeon or a urologist, but she is a radiation therapist who works everyday with cancer patients at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. In January 2007, Charles – who with his wife Dorothy, learned that he

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Scott’s Story

What he thought was an ordinary drive home from watching a spring training baseball game in Ft. Myers, Fla., turned out to be a defining moment in Scott’s life. On March 24, 2006, Scott, his wife Cathy and a couple of friends enjoyed an afternoon watching the New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins.

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Gerhard’s Story

Prostate cancer is the most common malignant tumor in men, affecting approximately 30% of all men at some point in their lives. More of those men are opting for CyberKnife® radiotherapy procedures instead of surgery. Watch Gerhard, a retired man in his 70s, discuss his own experiences. Find out why he felt surgery was not

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