Patient Stories

Read first hand accounts of successful cancer treatments

Acoustic Neuroma

Mark’s Story

Mark’s journey with his Acoustic Neuroma started years before he knew it. In 1991 he remembers sitting in his living room listening to music through headphones and thinking that the right speaker didn’t sound right. He assumed that the stereo was broken and he’d just

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Acoustic Neuroma

Suzanne’s Story

For 34-year-old Suzanne, nothing is more important than being the best mother possible to her young children. But in the fall of 2005, a discovery during a routine brain scan threatened to hinder the Phoenix, Ariz., mom’s ability to care for her children. Several years

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Acoustic Neuroma

Elaine’s Story

My decision to speak with an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor came about because I thought I was losing my hearing in my right ear. I found myself asking, “Did you say something to me?” more often than I thought I should be and

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Acoustic Neuroma

Laurenz’s Story

Laurenz first experienced some balance problems and hearing loss back in 1996. He went to a general practitioner (GP) who thought he might have had a buildup of wax. Then, after a few more weeks, he went to a GP again who thought it might

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Spine Cancer

Maria’s Story

Family comes first for Maria. With parents, two sons, and a granddaughter that Maria is very close with, she focuses her energies on keeping her family healthy and happy. That’s why she didn’t pay much attention to a slight pain she experienced periodically on the

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Spine Cancer

Valorie’s Story

In February 1969, Valorie’s arteriovenous malformation (AVM) bled for the first time. She felt extreme pain on the back of her neck, her body shook with spasms for about an hour and the right side of her body went numb. Valorie’s parents thought she had

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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

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Prostate Cancer

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

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Prostate Cancer

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

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Prostate Cancer

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

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Prostate Cancer

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

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Prostate Cancer

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

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