Bill Walsh went to the doctor for his annual physical and completed the routine bloodwork. However, the results of his Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test concerned his doctor, who sent Bill to a urologist for further testing.
“I really thought he was overreacting because I had no symptoms,” explained Bill. “I never felt bad. ”
Of the 13 biopsies taken, 6 came back positive for intermediate-risk prostate cancer, the number one cancer in men.
After consulting with his family and doctor, Bill considered his treatment options and made the decision that was best for him: robotic surgery. Robotic surgery, which is minimally invasive and uses a series of small incisions, has benefits to patients that include less blood loss and a quicker recovery time than open surgery.
Bill has a terrific prognosis.
“His surgical margins were negative, meaning there was no cancer seen at the margins of where we cut the prostate,” said Benjamin Katz, MD, Bill’s surgeon.
“And we’re very thankful for that,” said Bill.