As a firefighter, Danny faced fear every day. But nothing scared him more than cancer, the disease that took the life of his father and now threatened his own. When Danny was diagnosed with an aggressive and complex colon cancer, the first hospital he went to treated him with a chemotherapy regimen that left him weak, sick, and unhappy. Then Danny came to Memorial Sloan Kettering, where doctors performed a complex and innovative surgery that not only saved his life but got him back to the job he loves.
Active and athletic, 46-year-old Brian Levine was feeling top-notch when a baseline PSA test and subsequent biopsy revealed prostate cancer. He was stunned. “This is a very treatable disease,” explains the Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon who performed a radical prostatectomy to remove the cancer. Within a year, Brian was back on his canoe and shooting hoops again.