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At the end of May, a routine physical revealed an elevated PSA and a possible tumor in Glenn's prostate. A biopsy a few days later confirmed the diagnosis of Stage 2 prostate cancer. Although his cancer is considered high risk aggressive, he had not experienced any physical symptoms prior to the physical (other than those associated with getting older of course).
Glenn's course of treatment will involve 18 months of androgen suppression (hormone) therapy beginning in July. Two months after starting hormone therapy, he will have five weeks (five days a week) of external beam radiation treatment, After a month of recovery, Glenn will have surgery to implant radioactive seeds in his prostate. We are told the cure rate with this course of treatment is 80-85%.
Glenn has a great team providing treatment here in Salisbury - Dr. Lee Johnson (urologist) and Dr. Gregory Mitro (radiology oncologist). Lee and Glenn have been friends since Lee did his vasectomy after the twins were born in 1996. In addition, Roy was Lee's daughter's debutante escort. While Dr. Mitro and Glenn only recently met, Dr. Mitro comes highly recommended from many of our medical profession friends.