After undergoing a prostatectomy at Loma Linda University Cancer Center, Hans Martin is living a full life, free from prostate cancer.
For many years, I worked in the Los Angeles area then retired to the Inland Empire. It had been a while since I had a blood test, and when I finally made it a priority and got my results back, my PSA levels were elevated. When it was confirmed that I had prostate cancer, Loma Linda University Cancer Center was my first choice for medical treatment.
Even though I had worked in hospitals all my life, when I was diagnosed with cancer, I was just like anyone, unsure of what the diagnosis would mean and afraid of choosing the wrong treatment option. I initially thought I would go with the radiotherapy, but when Dr. Ruckle explained all of my options, including the robotic assisted prostatectomy, I knew I'd found the right course of action.
The surgery went well, and I was discharged from the hospital the following day. I had minimal scarring and low amounts of pain, and I'm happy to report that this procedure helped me avoid the many unpleasant side effects that once were associated with prostate cancer surgeries.
My retirement could have been seriously derailed by my cancer diagnosis, but thanks to Dr. Ruckle and the team at Loma Linda University Cancer Center, I'm back to spending time with my wife and living the life I planned.