Randy's Soar into Remission with UPMC
Randy, a pilot, began having his PSA levels tested during his annual physicals because of his family history of prostate cancer. After nearly two decades of normal tests, Randy's levels had drastically increased.
Diagnosed with prostate cancer, Randy's doctor recommended aggressive treatment and gave him the choice of two options: surgery to remove the prostate or brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy.
Randy met with Dr. Dwight Heron at Mary Hillman Jennings Radiation Oncology at UPMC Shadyside to discuss noninvasive radiosurgery. With fewer side effects than invasive surgery and needing only five treatment sessions close to home, Randy decided to sign on to the radiosurgery clinical trial with his doctor.
Currently, Randy is in remission and is grateful for all of the advice and information he received from UPMC.
Read Randy's prostate cancer patient story from the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.