Prostate cancer victim recalls treatment

Jeff Olson, a 64-year-old Salida, CO resident, shares his experience with proton therapy treatment.  Jeff, an actor with some physically demanding roles, was concerned about how any treatment might effect his work.  The final result was getting proton therapy treatment in Oklahoma.  The article describes his journey with prostate cancer, including his decision in treatment.

“The first words out of my urologist’s mouth were, ‘I can cut it out robotically and there will be no problems,’” Olson said. “But I did my research and learned that involved a lot of side effects, among them potential incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Then someone asked if I had ever heard of proton therapy. Most doctors I spoke to hadn’t heard of it."

His treatment was a full success, and you can read his account in the full article here.