Lloyd Cooper and James Davis
Meet great friends, Lloyd Cooper and James Davis. Lloyd and James share similar paths, allowing them to be each others support for 30 plus years.
One discovers he has prostate cancer in December 2005.
Meet Ralph Sickler. An informed prostate cancer patient researches treatment and chooses Florida Regional Cancer Center in Ocala, Florida.
As a result of my annual exam, my primary care physician noticed my PSA increased considerably, and scheduled some further tests. And now, at the age of 69, the tests and a biopsy confirmed prostate cancer with a Gleason 7 rating.
I searched the internet for information and read books. However, all the information available was now six-to-eighteen months old – ancient according to today’s high tech standards.
I thank God my primary care physician referred me to Dr. J. Rao, a board-certified Radiation Oncologist. After a very informative meeting with Dr. Rao, lasting over one hour and never feeling rushed, Dr. Rao performed an examination.
My wife, Kathy, and I left the office to absorb the information provided by Dr. Rao and to make a decision.
We decided to proceed with radiation treatment. Dr. Rao developed a schedule of treatments for five days a week for five weeks.
Well, let me tell you that time flew by for one reason GREAT STAFF!
- Helen Greene, office manager, was on top of everything everyday.
- Missy Shope, receptionist, greeted us, offered us coffee and conversation and made us feel like family.
- Andy Arnold, nurse, was always smiling, happy and a loving person. I must say, she is the best for performing painless blood work.
I can’t say enough of good things for two of the best radiation therapists, Sandi Pritchard and Jeff Van Kirk. Their work was 100% every day.
My wife, Kathy and I feel so lucky we found this little slice of heaven, and cannot recommend Florida Regional Cancer Center enough.
A decision of this magnitude cannot be made without trust. Thank you Dr. J. Rao and everyone at the Ocala office of Florida Regional Cancer Center.