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Prostate Cancer Patient Stories

Daniel Haubrich

Prostate Cancer

Daniel Haubrich

Prostate Cancer

In 2006, at the age of 55, Daniel Haubrich was successfully treated for prostate cancer at Fox Chase Cancer Center. “Choosing Fox Chase was the best decision I’ve ever made,” admits Daniel.

Joe Briggs

Prostate Cancer

Joe Briggs

Prostate Cancer

When Joe Briggs, Jr. turned 50 in 2013, his wife of 24 years, Valerie, urged him to make an appointment with his primary doctor for a complete physical and a blood work-up. At the time the only health concern Joe had experienced was frequent urination, often at night. “I was healthy, active, wasn’t super overweight. I just attributed the urination issues to getting older,” he said. Blood work from the physical revealed an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) which was 7.1. 

John Mullarkey, Jr.

Prostate Cancer

John Mullarkey, Jr.

Prostate Cancer

"I knew that if this turned out to be cancer I wanted to cut to the chase and go somewhere that could not only do the biopsy, but treat me as well. Only one place came to mind - Fox Chase Cancer Center."

Joseph Bove

Prostate Cancer

Joseph Bove

Prostate Cancer

In 2007, when Joseph Bove went to his doctor for his annual physical exam, he had a PSA (prostate-specific antigen). His doctor ordered a biopsy after seeing that Joe's test showed higher-than-normal levels of PSA, a protein in the blood used to help diagnose cancer, enlarged prostate and other conditions. At the age of 54, Joe learned he had prostate cancer.

"This news came at a difficult time for me. Due to the economy, I had to close my printing business and look for other business opportunities," Joe recalls.

Larry Griffin

Prostate Cancer

Larry Griffin

Prostate Cancer

In December 2009, after monitoring his PSA levels for about four years, Larry Griffin’s doctor recommended that he have a prostate biopsy. “When the results were available, my doctor explained that traces of cancer were identified in four of the 12 tissue samples,” remembers Larry, who had no symptoms. Although he felt healthy and was active, Larry, who was 57, turned to friends and family for support and guidance to deal with his prostate cancer diagnosis.

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