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Work on 1,500-acre Oklahoma ranch never ends for prostate cancer survivor

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There’s always work to be done on the Lazy KT ranch in northwest Oklahoma. Tending to a herd of Black Angus beef cattle. Hauling hay. Cleaning out horse stalls. Repairing a fence line. It’s a life Michael Horntvedt just loves.   The 1,500-acre ranch has been in his wife Katie Blunk’s family for three generations. It’s located outside of Freedom, Oklahoma, population 289. Michael and Katie’s closest neighbor lives five miles away — so different from the big city of Reno, Nevada, where they moved from five years ago. But their peace and solitude on the Oklahoma plains was rocked when, at age 53, Michael was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2013. Michael had been monitoring his PSA level for about four years and this time the number had jumped... Full article

5 years after proton beam therapy, most prostate cancer patients are disease-free and living a normal life, study reports

According to Dr Mendenhall, the number of cancer-free men previously diagnosed with mid-level prostate cancer is of particular significance
A long-term outcomes study of prostate cancer patients treated with image-guided protons may begin to dispel questions about the efficacy of proton therapy and its impact on patient quality of life. For five years, clinicians at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, Florida, tracked the ongoing health of 211 men. Each had been diagnosed with low-, intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer.... Full article