When Marvin Sanders first received the diagnosis of prostate cancer, he laughed to keep himself from crying. “I was scared and I was shocked,” Marvin said. “And I wanted to make sure my wife, Melanie, had support, because I knew she would be crying.”
When Sem Lampotang, PhD, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, even a traditional biopsy came back negative.
When Courtney was diagnosed with prostate cancer and then kidney cancer, he didn’t have to think twice about where to seek treatment.
John Shepherd shares his story of perseverance in his battle with prostate cancer and how his experience inspired him to make a philanthropic gift in support of the medical staff who helped him.
Dr. Tom Stringer, Dr. Li-Ming Su, and the team at UF Health Urology performed a robotic surgery to remove his cancer that has allowed William to focus on what is important, his family.
“All cancers have to be viewed in a personalized matter & Chris’ was the type of cancer that has choices.”
Tony Braun was at his urologist’s office one day in 2010 because of a kidney stone when the physician became alarmed.
A few years ago, Nicholas and his wife moved back to Nicholas’ home state of Florida to complete his training at UF Health. Their plan was that as soon as the stresses of day-to-day life eased and their careers settled, they would start a family. Both young and healthy, they never thought twice about whether that dream would come true
When, Harlee became septic with the worst urinary tract infection of her life, her parents turned to UF Health pediatric urologist Christopher Bayne, MD and UF Health pediatric radiologist Priya Sharma, MD, who collaborated with both MRI and intra-operative imaging to customize a robotic surgery focused on preserving Harlee’s kidney.
After a series of tests, the medical team had two findings: the source of her pain was an ovarian cyst, but Jessica also had an incidental finding of a tumor on her left kidney.
William Blue did not wish for cancer but is now thankful he had it. Bill’s diagnosis, at age 56, was his reckoning – a life-changing experience that may have saved his life.
It was late December when Susan Baglivio, a 68-year-old outpatient surgery nurse from St. Augustine, felt that she may have a urinary tract infection, or UTI.