Patient Stories

Read first hand accounts of successful cancer treatments

Prostate Cancer

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,

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Prostate Cancer

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

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Prostate Cancer

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

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Pancreas Cancer

Marie’s Story

61-year-old Marie knew something was wrong when she began feeling intense abdominal pain during her water aerobics classes. An uncomfortable combination of pain and nausea prompted the Boston native to make a doctor’s appointment, where she was told that she might have pancreatic cancer. After

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Lung Cancer

Jean’s Story

“It’s all gone now.” 91-year-old Jean was plagued by lethargy, coughing fits and other ailments. Her doctor suggested the CyberKnife® System after Jean was diagnosed with lung cancer, and surgery was deemed too invasive and risky. Amazed that treatment required only four 30-minute procedures, Jean

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Lung Cancer

Judith’s Story

Judith, a busy real estate asset manager, mother and local volunteer was rushing to get to a routine chest scan scheduled right around the winter holidays in 2004. Due to overbookings at the hospital she was tempted to reschedule her appointment for a later date

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Lung Cancer

Kay’s Story

Kay was alarmed when she struggled with loss of breath after a short walk with her dog. After visiting an oncologist, she was diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer. She was told surgery and chemotherapy was the only treatment option. That wasn’t good enough for

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Lung Cancer

Paul’s Story

Until March 16, 2012, Paul was busy leading a full life in Las Vegas as a husband, father and grandfather. A hospital CEO and healthcare consultant for over 30 years, Paul took great pride in doing everything in his power to keep active and stay

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Lung Cancer

Forrest’s Story

In October of 2011, California resident Forrest “Skip” was unexpectedly hospitalized with severe stomach pain. After routine tests were unable to identify the source of his pain, Skip was sent home. One month later, Skip received a phone call that would forever change his life:

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Lung Cancer

Danny’s Story

Metastasis to the lung in December 2004, there was a death warrant out for Danny. The 55- year-old Houston native had a routine CT scan that revealed a tumor the size of a lime on his left lung. A biopsy showed that the tumor was

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Lung Cancer

Lewis’s Story

In May 2011, Lewis received news that would change his life forever. After an episode where he coughed up blood, 63 year-old Lewis went to see his doctor. A volunteer firefighter for 35 years and a smoker up until 10 years’ prior, Lewis had been

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Herb’s Story

As an entrepreneur, Herb traveled all over the world training employees and factory workers how to use his machines to cut mattes for picture framing. But when he was stricken with trigeminal neuralgia in 2003, Herb could barely walk out his front door. Often called

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