Fred F

Chandler, AZ

Born 1950

Married with 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Enjoy running, golf, billiards, fishing. Heavily involved in our local church.

Symptoms started in the Fall of 2017, diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in Spring of 2018. Been on Lupron since then, also tried Zytiga (liver couldn't handle), then chemo (Docetaxel), and began Xtandi at the end of 2020 when my PSA began to rise.

Have counseled other prostate cancer patients. Counsel people as a lay pastor for our church.

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David R

Phoenix, AZ

Born 1945

I've been happily married since 1996, have a daughter and three grand boys. I'm originally from New York and have lived in Phoenix since 1976. I'm an avid reader and a bit of a gym rat.

 

I was diagnosed in 2000 with a Gleason of 9; had a radical prostatectomy. I've taken Lupron and other ADT medications over the years. I had SBRT on a stubborn lymph node, followed by Provenge. I've been on Xtandi since 2014.

I've been a mentor to a dozen-or-so men over the years through another organization. I've participated in both support and focus groups. I try to keep up with the latest information available on reputable websites.

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Bruce W

Gilbert, AZ

Born 1950

An Arizonan since 1957, Bruce retired from a tier one financial institution in 2016 as Vice President and Marketing Manager after 44 years with the firm. He is married to Linda, and together they enjoy travel and vintage sports cars.

Diagnosed with PCa in 2/2018 following an MRI-guided biopsy (Gleason 4+3 & 4+4), Bruce received a Da Vinci prostatectomy in 4/2018. His PSA remained undetectable until 7/2020, and he is currently researching biochemical recurrence treatment options.

Us TOO support group & Arizona Prostate Cancer Coalition participant. Resource familiarity. Still close enough to the initial PCa experience, research, and decisions to help a newly diagnosed person explore his options and ID a course of action.

Heiner E

Scottsdale, AZ

Born 1956

I am married and have 5 children (4 boys and 1 princess), 8 grandchildren (6 girls, 2 boys), and 2 miniature dachshunds. Originally from Bavaria, I came to the US in 1984. I live in Scottsdale, AZ and also have a home in Westlake Village, CA.

In 2018, I was diagnosed with PCa after my PSA increased from 1.7 to 3.2 within 2 years. After joining UsToo groups and 2nd opinions from 4 other doctors, I elected to have MRI Guided Focal Cryo-Ablation surgery. I'm now almost 2 years cancer free.

I have mentored about 8 men with prostate cancer here in Arizona, California, and Germany. I am also an active participant in 2 UsToo support groups in Scottsdale and Chandler, as well as the Prostate Cancer Coalition.

These mentors are eager to share their experiences and discuss your journey with you. If you'd like to be in contact with one of them, please make a note of the mentor's name (first name and last initial) and use the link provided below to complete the Mentor Match request form.

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