My name is Eugene McComas and I am 56 years old. I first met Dr. Schreiber in April 1993 because of a cancerous tumor behind my tongue. Well, I have been clean of cancer for five years and seven months.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 1998, and I called Dr. Schreiber. We sat down and he explained my options. I chose to have seed implants. The reasons were that the chance of the cancer coming back was only five percent more than if I were to have surgery. The recovery time was only a few weeks instead of a month or more.
I had the implant on a Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. I was home at 4:30 p.m.. I work from my home so I was back to work the next day. Dr. Schreiber and his staff were very professional in dealing with the implant procedures. I felt very comfortable that Dr. Schreiber could do the implant and I would have a good chance of beating cancer again.
I’m very happy with results of the implant so far. Dr. Schreiber could not guarantee that he can rid you of cancer, but he can give you a better chance to beat it. I’m always willing to talk to anyone who might be thinking of having an implant. You can always get my telephone number from Dr. Schreiber. God bless people like Dr. Schreiber. He gave me the chance to live twice. Thank you Dr. Schreiber and all your wonderful staff.
Andrew T. Gunning
In mid-1997, a PSA ordered by my primary care physician showed 9.6, up substantially from the previous test. I was referred to a urologist who performed a transrectal ultrasound and biopsy which confirmed that I had treatable cancer of the prostate.
A thorough consultation was held with my urologist, outlining a frank discussion of the available options. Because my health was considered excellent at age 76, I had the following choices to consider: watchful waiting, radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, or seed implant.
I met with Dr. David Schreiber to discuss the seed implant procedure. I was impressed with his presentation and well-documented success record, so I had no problem in deciding to opt for the seed implant.
On March 31, 1998, I had the half day seed implant procedure. My wife drove me home in the afternoon, and I was able to resume all activities, delaying strenuous exertion for two weeks. Shortly after the implant, a PSA test showed less than 0.1. This same reading came up in the recent test on February 23, 1999.
It is great to be free of Prostate Cancer. I would tell any man how important it is to have a combination DRE and PSA test on a regular basis. These tests can be indicators of trouble, making life saving choices available before the cancer can spread.