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Genitourinary Oncology

Patient and Famly Education

Patient Success Stories

George Padgett

Prostate Cancer Treatment with Calypso Technology

During a routine medical exam, my primary care physician suggested we conduct a PSA test. The results of the test indicated that my PSA score was 7.0, definitely higher than the normal range of 1.0 - 4.0. A subsequent biopsy was performed, and the results indicated the presence of cancer.

Ann Seymour

Prostate Cancer Survivor Looks Back on 20 Years of Survivorship

I (Stewart Frazier) was diagnosed at age 53 with prostate cancer. That was in 1986, before there was such a thing as a PSA test. My only symptom had been an unusual change in my sleeping habits. Following the preliminary diagnosis and biopsy, my oncologist told me...

Ed and Jean Gillespie

Husband and Wife Cancer Survivors Consider Themselves Three-Time Winners

Residents of Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Ed and Jean Gillespie faced three life-threatening medical conditions over a six-year period. In each case, they found cutting-edge therapy and expert care just a 90-minute drive from home, at the University of Maryland Medical Center...

Ed Grimes

Laurel Man Now Cancer-Free Following Prostate Seed Implants

On a routine physical exam in 1997, Ed Grimes had a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test, and was told by his doctor that he had a higher-than-normal reading. To be on the safe side, his doctor referred him to a urologist (Dr. Robert Gessler, Laurel, MD), who suggested that they monitor it for a year and...

Ed Koorbusch with his wife Sharon and daughter Jillian

Speedy Recovery from Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Allows Virginia Couple to Travel to China for Long-Awaited Adoption

Ed Koorbusch had a strong family history of prostate cancer -- his father, uncle and grandfather had all been diagnosed with the disease -- so he knew the importance of early screening. He began having regular PSA (prostate specific antigen) tests...

Stephen Trice

Robotic Prostatectomy Proves Ideal Treatment for One Man's Early Stage Prostate Cancer

I was fortunate that my prostate cancer was caught early. That's because I receive an annual physical with my family doctor, which includes a PSA test. In 2005, my PSA was 4.3. My doctor said, "Let’s keep an eye on that." In 2006...

This page was last updated on: November 19, 2009.