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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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.
Richard Braun was 58 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After researching his options for treatment, he chose proton therapy as the best treatment to fit his lifestyle and cure his disease.
Interviewing close to 100 prostate cancer survivors helped Richard Wright make the decision to have proton therapy treatment after he was diagnosed with stage II prostate cancer in 2008. Now, Richard shares his positive experience with proton therapy with prostate cancer patients all over the country.
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.
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.
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.
It was after a regular annual exam and PSA that Robert Feutz learned he had prostate cancer.