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In His Own Words: Dr. Frank Simoncini, D.O., Cancer Survivor

April 17, 2019

What is HIFU? High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. For many years, thousands of men suffering from prostate cancer have benefited from prostate cancer treatment with robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, and HIFU. HIFU has been cleared for use in the USA for the ablative treatment of prostate cancer since 2015.

My personal belief, as a physician, surgeon and cancer survivor is that prostate cancer treatment in the United States is very good. Most likely the best the world has to offer is in the United States. I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach to prostate cancer.

Patient Perspective: Brian Zongol

January 20, 2017

When Florida native Brian Zongol was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he knew that two key factors would determine the treatment he chose. Mr. Zongol knew that he wanted to continue living an active lifestyle, and that his quality of life is just as important as his quantity of life.

Patient Perspective: Steve Flatland

September 1, 2016

When you own your own business, you tend to run pretty hard. Add in building yourself a new home, and you really never stop. Enter: Steve Flatland. This 54-year-old California native is a professional land surveyor, which has him very physically active throughout the day.

Patient Perspective: Ron Robledo

June 28, 2016

For 57-year-old Melbourne, Fla., resident Ron Robledo, it was never a matter of if he would ever get prostate cancer, it was when he would get prostate cancer. Coming from a family tree full of the disease – Robledo’s father, uncle and oldest brother had prostate cancer – he knew his chances were high to also have it at some point in his life, becoming one of the one in seven men who have the disease in their lifetime.

Patient Perspective: Dwight Miller

May 13, 2016

When you are never lacking on things to do, dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis can be a sure way to force you to slow down. For 63-year-old Champaign, Ill., native Dwight Miller, there was no time to stop. This married business owner and parent of two grown children works out five days a week, is a competitive dancer and travels to Florida regularly.

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