Surviving Prostate Cancer
One Patient's Story
By Angela Generoso
Staff Writer, MedicineNet.com
Reviewed by William Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Benjamin Miller* was shocked to learn he had prostate cancer.
"I had absolutely no family historyof prostate cancer," Miller says. "I was very active, had no symptoms, and had an excellent diet."
Miller has since spent a great deal of time over the past five years mentoring men who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and although he generally avoids suggesting one treatment option over another, he spends even more time answering the questions he says that doctors won't answer.
"There are so many details that the doctors don't tell you because they don't want to spook you," Miller says.
He believes the biggest piece of advice he can give other men experiencing the same condition he struggled through would be that it never hurts to double-check, stressing the importance of testing and re-testing to ensure complete accuracy.
*Name has been changed.