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Prostate Cancer Patient Stories

John Carr

Prostate Cancer

John Carr

Prostate Cancer

In November 2012, my doctor diagnosed me with prostate cancer after testing a mass we’d been watching. It was caught during a routine physical.

A Second Opinion

The first doctor I saw attempted to treat the cancer with drugs, but they didn’t work.

At a crossroads at my local hospital, I wanted a second opinion, and after seeing an ad about Fox Chase Cancer Center I decided to do some research. Right away Fox Chase made me feel like a priority. I scheduled an appointment for December 12, 2012 with Dr. David Chen.

Joseph Trunkwalter

Prostate Cancer

Joseph Trunkwalter

Prostate Cancer

Like most men, getting regular checkups is not at the top of my list, but my wife has always made it a priority. And I’m glad she did because about seven years ago, it saved my life.

Thomas Myers

Melanoma;  Prostate Cancer

Thomas Myers

Melanoma;  Prostate Cancer

The level of teamwork and communication amongst the doctors was reassuring. Even though I felt overwhelmed by multiple surgeries, treatments, and diagnoses, I took immense comfort in the prompt actions taken my team of physicians.

Daniel Haubrich

Prostate Cancer

Daniel Haubrich

Prostate Cancer

After Daniel Haubrich was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005, his urologist did not think he was a good candidate for surgery, and he offered Daniel little hope that he would make a full recovery. Daniel knew he needed a second opinion and scheduled an appointment at Fox Chase Cancer Center to see a more experienced surgeon. This time, he was recommended for surgery, and after both surgery and radiation in early 2006, he is now cancer free. "I am grateful to both Dr. Chen and Dr. Horwitz for their positive attitudes, their commitment to care, and for treating me with respect," he said. "My experience at Fox Chase was always positive."

Joe Briggs

Prostate Cancer

Joe Briggs

Prostate Cancer

After being diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Joe Briggs sought treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where he underwent a robotic prostatectomy. About three months after surgery, he was back to work and spending time with his family. He credits Fox Chase as being oat the forefront of cutting-edge treatment options for cancer. "Looking back, I am confident that Fox Chase was the best place for my care and that it was the best decision that we have made," Joe said. "I feel they are offering world-class treatment 30 minutes from my house. They use cutting-edge treatments that are performed by the brightest minds in health care who care about me and care about my wife and family."

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