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Artie’s experience, #24: Following up after Cancer Treatment Ends

One month after completing proton therapy, Artie returns to Ackerman Cancer Center’s Amelia Island office for a follow-up PSA blood test and a consultation with Dr. Ackerman. This blog highlights the follow-up process and Artie’s apparent success. (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s Experience, #23: Celebration for Survival

Artie attended a semi-annual Celebration for Survival program, and explains what this event is about. He shares tips for post-treatment success, which were described during the celebration, as well as included in the resource materials provided by Ackerman Cancer Center. (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s experience, #22: Graduation day – Completing Proton Treatment

Artie describes his graduation day experience after completing 38 proton therapy treatments. He also looks ahead to post-treatment plans. (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s experience, #21: What to expect after completing proton therapy for prostate cancer

In Blog #16, “Fine Tuning the Treatment,” Artie had his mid-treatment PSA review along with a study of his CT scans. Now, Artie discusses what he learned from Dr. Perkins about what to look for and what to expect with post-treatment PSA testing. (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s Experience, #20: Amelia Island Open House

Last week, Artie and his wife Margy attended a Community Open House at Ackerman Cancer Center’s Amelia Island facility. Although Artie had been there before for a few appointments, his blog now highlights the full services offered at this location. (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s Experience, #19: Quality of Life during Proton Therapy Treatment

Though proton therapy reduces treatment side effects through its targeted radiation, Artie had initial concerns about whether any side effects would impact his active lifestyle. He was fortunate to have none. In this article, Artie discusses what he feels made a difference for him. (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s experience, #18: Appearing in Amelia Islander magazine.

Amelia Islander Magazine—sent to 15,000 homes and businesses in North Florida each month—featured an article about Artie’s blogs on page 44 of the September 2016 issue. This week’s blog post takes you behind the scenes of this uplifting article entitled, “Sharing Hope.” (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s Experience, #17: Planning for Post-Treatment Life

As Artie neared the end of his two-month treatment regimen, he learned that it’s important to begin thinking about attitude, perspective, and plans for life after therapy. This blog explains why, and includes tips from Artie about that preparation. (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s Experience, #16: Fine tuning proton therapy treatment at the midpoint

About midway through Artie’s proton therapy, a routine blood test and CT scan help fine-tune his remaining treatments. Artie explains why these midway tests are done for all patients, and what changed for him as a result of this medical update. (Please click photo to open article)

Artie’s experience, #15: You can, with UCAAN. Learning from a national advocate.

A national advocate for cancer education and awareness visited Ackerman Cancer Center, and Artie shares what he learned from the founder of UCAAN, the United Cancer Advocacy Action Network. (Please click photo to open article)

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