When Greg was initially diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019, his urologist recommended a treatment known as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). But having done some research on his own, Greg was deeply concerned about its side effects and impact on his quality of life.
Intent on a second opinion, he sought out a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center named Dr. Daniel Gorovets. Together they agreed that Greg would begin therapy at the New York Proton Center, where Dr. Gorovets had recently begun treating patients. The treatment promised to effectively treat his prostate cancer without the harmful side effects of traditional radiation therapy.
Greg’s proton therapy began December 5, 2019, continuing five days a week—an easy, early-morning commute from home—for two months. And because his treatment was so punctual, he always arrived at work on time. Proton therapy had no impact on his ability to perform his job or indulge his love of cars and food.
To this day Greg is gratified and extraordinarily relieved he opted for proton therapy. As expected, he suffered no side effects and—because proton therapy does not involve an exit beam—far less damage to healthy tissue and organs.