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WEB REVIEW – Joe Landry, prostate cancer survivor

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When Joe Landry’s younger brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer, his time and attention turned to helping his brother find the best care and treatment for the cancer. His research and resourcefulness paid off, as Joe was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year later. Joe, a retiree, had spent 37 years with an oil and gas company and, with the exception of periodic bouts with prostatitis and kidney stones, he’d enjoyed 70 years in pretty good health. However, he knew from previous annual exams that his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were steadily increasing each year. During a regular annual visit with his urologist, Joe’s PSA level alarmed doctors and a biopsy confirmed their suspicions. He was diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer and was given the option... Full article

“Brotherhood” of prostate cancer patients celebrates completion of PT treatment

The ten local prostate cancer patients who joined to form The Brotherhood of the Blue Bottle (BBB) celebrated completion of their proton therapy treatment at the ProCure Somerset facility in June. The group is named after the bottles they received to make sure they drank the necessary amount of water before the treatment. Many BBB members credit the close bond with fellow cancer fighters as a major confidence and morale booster during the course of their treatments: "We've come together here through sharing our experience," Sparta-based patient, Matt Iacobazzo said. "We are constantly... Full article