Surgical Treatment for Prostate Cancer Patient Stories

  • Curt McKee

    Curt McKee

    As a Philadelphia street cop, Curt McKee spends his nights protecting the lives of the civilians that live in his territory. Curt never would have guessed that his older brother, Art, would be responsible for saving his own life.

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  • Kermit Moyer

    Kermit Moyer

    Raising hogs, cattle, turkey and chickens on 187 acres in rural Telford doesn't give Kermit Moyer much free time. But in 2009, when a bout of pneumonia at age 58 forced the lifelong farmer to take a break and visit his family doctor, even he was surprised to hear it had been 18 years since his last check up.

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  • Carlos Perez

    Carlos Perez

    After watching his father undergo prostate cancer treatment, and later lose his life to stomach cancer, Carlos Perez knew that he was at increased risk of developing cancer himself. "That is why I started have my PSA levels checked from the time I was in my early 40s," he explained. For many years, Carlos was told that his levels were in the normal range.

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  • Jack Pressman

    Jack Pressman

    Jack Pressman was diligent about having an annual physical exam. As the owner of a Minuteman Press, in Bala Cynwyd, PA, he could not afford to be sick. In 2009, when Jack and his wife Donna learned that his PSA blood work came back with elevated numbers, they grew concerned. PSA numbers often indicate a risk of prostate cancer. A second round of testing sent Jack to a urologist for a biopsy. That is when Jack learned he had prostate cancer that was localized (had not spread) which can often be cured with surgery.

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  • Walter Schneiderwind

    Walter Schneiderwind

    As a former employee at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Walt Schneiderwind knew the criteria he would use for choosing a treatment facility when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Walt had routine blood work performed prior to a knee replacement and the results were concerning. His prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were elevated, which can indicate an increased risk of prostate cancer. His doctor ordered a biopsy and the results were positive for cancer. The knee-replacement was tabled in favor of prostate surgery, which he had at an institution in Maryland.

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