Brian Hughes had always been the picture of health: The 62-year-old exercises, eats healthily, and gets a yearly physical. So it came as a shock when he heard the word “cancer.”
Brian turned to Baptist Health for prostate cancer care, which included five rounds of Cyberknife treatment. This precise robotic approach to radiation therapy successfully treated his cancer with no major side effects — and for that he’s grateful.
“I am very grateful and thankful for getting in to do that and all the doctors I saw,” he says. “I am grateful that we have a facility close by so that I didn’t have to travel far. I’m glad Baptist has this technology.”
It was a trying time, but Brian felt comfortable at Baptist every step of the way, from his radiation treatments to his genetic counseling sessions. It was the genetic counselor who determined his two sons are not genetically predisposed to prostate cancer — yet another reason to be grateful.
“I am thankful for every day. I make the most of each day and look at the little things,” he says. “We only walk this way once, so let’s make the best of it.”
I am thankful for every day. I make the most of each day and look at the little things.