A serious health condition may make you feel like you’re all alone. But you’re not. Over the years, many of our patients have shared their stories with us at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance so that we may share them with you.
Steve Fleischmann was just 47 when he learned he had prostate cancer during a regular annual check-up.
Thanks to diligently getting annual physicals, Mike McKelheer learned of his prostate cancer before it was out of hand.
When John Booth was 68 years old, he was “chased to the doctor by my wife,” he says. “If I had waited another year, I probably wouldn’t be around now."
Dedicated to getting annual exams since turning 40, Tabb Morgan was alarmed when his PSA results rose to 5.6 ng/mL.
It was after a regular annual exam and PSA that Robert Feutz learned he had prostate cancer.
Treated with antibiotics for a misdiagnosed infection, Drew Bouton learned he had prostate cancer and came to SCCA for treatment.
In 1998, Bob Hamilton was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer – it had metastasized to the bone. “It was the worst kind you can get."
Dr. Jim Conaty is a prostate cancer survivor, thanks to treatment on a clinical study at SCCA for MDV3100.
As an active, healthy, world-traveling photographer, Rob Wilkinson was surprised by rising PSA levels identified during a regular check-up. The eventual diagnosis of prostate cancer was even more upsetting. After receiving a prostatectomy and recovering from the surgery, Rob says he's a better person as a result of his experience with cancer.