Faces of Prostate Cancer - James Mizuki
During a routine physical exam, James Mizuki's doctor discovered his PSA level had doubled from the previous year. At age 84, James learned he had an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Though in good health, his age made him an unsuitable surgical candidate. But James fought back on three fronts: He joined a clinical trial to receive a tumor-fighting drug, he underwent precision radiation treatments and he received regular injections of a synthetic hormone to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. A year after James' diagnosis, his PSA levels are undetectable.
"I tell my friends be sure and get your PSA test," says James. "I didn't feel any different when mine had doubled."