prostate cancer

When Bob Wong was deciding on a surgeon after his prostate cancer diagnosis, he made an analogy in his mind to basketball. “I’m putting the surgeon at the free-throw line in the game of my life,” Mr. Wong explains. “He has one shot to make the basket and win the game.”

By uclahealth • February 4, 2013

David Orthner learned he might have cancer by a fluke. When sending his blood sample to the lab after a routine physical, Orthner’s doctor checked the box for a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurement, something not typically done until a patient turns 50.

By uclahealth • October 4, 2012

Eddie Carrillo experienced no symptoms that might have alerted him to his elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. But at a routine physical, Carrillo learned that his PSA was an alarming 4.5; normal is 1.0. Carrillo’s doctor told him it was likely he had prostate cancer, and that his prostate would have to be removed to prevent the cancer from spreading.

By uclahealth • October 4, 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF5chtYxYKM Dwight Baird's prostate cancer had returned after he initially received external beam radiation treatment 22 years ago. He wasn't a candidate for further radiation or surgery to remove the prostate so his options were limited. Dwight chose a new non-invasive treatment currently only being offered through clinical trials [...]

By uclahealth • June 29, 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8JKNFd8hXE   Barry Broughton is a successful marketing executive who has traveled the world and faced a lifetime of challenges. But few challenges would be as difficult as the diagnosis he received last year of prostate cancer. Barry's cancer was diagnosed following a test called a PSA, or [...]

By uclahealth • May 18, 2009

Carson Lev is the poster boy for early detection of prostate cancer. Although he was a regular at the annual Cruisin’ For A Cure car show, which raises money for research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, he avoided the free, on-site prostate cancer screening tests offered to men [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2008