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.
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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."
Treated with antibiotics for a misdiagnosed infection, Drew Bouton learned he had prostate cancer and came to SCCA for treatment.
Prostate Cancer Survivor
Earl Angevine was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had surgery at Skagit Valley Hospital, and he received the remainder of his treatment there through the hospital’s Network relationship with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Dr. Jim Conaty is a prostate cancer survivor, thanks to treatment on a clinical study at SCCA for MDV3100.
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."
Thanks to diligently getting annual physicals, Mike McKelheer learned of his prostate cancer before it was out of hand.
After considering multiple alternatives for treating his prostate cancer, Pat Purcell decided on proton therapy. One year after his diagnosis and just six months after he finished proton therapy, Pat competed in his first Iron Man triathlon.
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.
It was after a regular annual exam and PSA that Robert Feutz learned he had prostate cancer.
Steve Fleischmann was just 47 when he learned he had prostate cancer during a regular annual check-up.