Surgical Treatment for Prostate Cancer Patient Stories

  • Terry Devlin

    Terry Devlin

    "Mr. Devlin, the biopsy came back positive. It is malignant. You have prostate cancer." When 59-year-old Terry Devlin heard those words from his doctor, so many thoughts rushed through his head. "How do I tell my wife, my daughters, my granddaughter Samantha, my family? Will I live or die, and what kind of treatment should I get?"

    Read more »
  • Daniel Dacunha

    Daniel Dacunha

    In the spring 2007, Daniel Dacunha and his wife, Joanne, were watching television. "I saw a commercial that caught my eye," recalled Daniel. "It was for prostate cancer treatment and prevention at Fox Chase Cancer Center. After learning about their Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program, I figured I should call." The program is designed for men at increased risk of developing prostate cancer, which is often due to family history. Because Daniel's father, brother and cousins had prostate cancer, he knew the importance of calling Fox Chase.

    Read more »
  • Bob Devlin

    Bob Devlin

    He survived cancer not once, but two times. At 50, Bob Devlin says his attitude is simply dealing with what life gives him; then hoping to God all goes well. With Fox Chase Cancer Center and his wife Linda, it did.

    Read more »
  • Arland Hotchkiss

    Arland Hotchkiss

    Arland Hotchkiss never dreamed that working for the USDA Agricultural Research Service as a plant physiologist might save his life. However, as a federal employee, Arland had a benefit of annual physical exams. Since he turned 40, he had an annual PSA blood test, which helps doctors determine a man's risk of prostate cancer. At the age of 50, with no family history of prostate cancer, Arland was never concerned about getting the results. Until 2008, when his levels reached an all-time high.

    Read more »
  • Benjamin Jackson

    Benjamin Jackson

    Benjamin Jackson has always been proactive about his health. He's fit and in good shape and sees his doctor for annual check-ups. These typically include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, which can indicate an increased risk of prostate cancer. In October 2010, Benjamin learned that while his PSA levels weren't necessarily high, they had been increasing slightly each year. His primary doctor referred Benjamin to a local hospital for a biopsy. When the results arrived, Benjamin was asked to come to the office to discuss the results. 

    Read more »
More testimonials