Robert Wick is a hard-working 55 year-old who makes his health a priority.
When going for his annual bloodwork, Robert’s doctor discovered that he had high levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). PSA is a protein made by prostate cells, and heightened levels in the blood can indicate prostate cancer. Robert’s PSA levels were 7.2 ng/ml and anything above 4 ng/ml is cause for concern.
Upon further testing, it was confirmed – Robert had prostate cancer.
His treatment included receiving a 4D CT simulation which provided the imaging required for radiation therapy. Robert then received High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina, home to the Provincial Prostate HDR Brachytherapy program.
HDR Brachytherapy is highly-targeted internal radiation. After only one treatment, Robert’s PSA levels dropped from 7.2ng/ml to 2 ng/ml!
New HDR Brachytherapy equipment is urgently needed. The Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan (Foundation) has raised over $1.1 million of the $1.3 million campaign to replace and upgrade this vital equipment in our province.
Your donation to the Foundation will help bring new HDR Brachytherapy equipment to Saskatchewan to help prostate cancer patients, just like Robert.
Robert is cancer-free now, and is celebrating one year since his final cancer treatment in September. Just in time for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Robert’s advice to other men, “Take care of yourself, get your annual physical, and don’t be afraid to talk about your health! It could save your life.”
For more information about the HDR Brachytherapy campaign, please visit https://cancerfoundationsask.ca/needs/high-dose-rate-hdr-brachytherapy/