Patients treated at Duke for urologic cancers share their stories.
There are a lot of options for treating prostate cancer. Robert Bryant of Clayton discovered this when he was diagnosed at age 73. He explored many options, but his minimally invasive choice allowed him to be, in his words, a player in the rest of his life instead of an onlooker.
After finding out I had prostate cancer, and after talking with a friend who had surgery at Duke, I made an appointment there for a second opinion. After arriving and being seen early on the day of my appointment, I met with two doctors, and we talked about my situation for more than an hour.
In 1986, my husband, Wesley Proctor, at the age of 43, was diagnosed with renal cell cancer. Over the next six years, it invaded many areas of his body.