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    Arnie - Robotic Prostatectomy was right for Arnie (349)Arnie - Robotic Prostatectomy was right for Arnie

    Arnie Krogh was enjoying his retirement – spending time with family, traveling, and attending football games at his alma mater, Stanford University, where he studied industrial engineering on a football scholarship. During one of his routine wellness checks with his primary care physician, a blood screening test for prostate cancer revealed an elevated PSA level. In a follow-up visit with Sutter urologist David S. Yee, M.D., M.P.H., Arnie underwent a prostate biopsy. The results revealed early-stage prostate cancer.
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    Michael G. - One Man's Journey Through Prostate Cancer  (294)Michael G. - One Man's Journey Through Prostate Cancer

    I have cried a lot these last five months. But men aren't supposed to cry, particularly tough old lawyers like me who spent years fighting bad guys like the crooks that ran Enron. However, nothing could hold back my tears, both of fear and joy.
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    Jo Ann - From a Patient to a Fan (275)Jo Ann - From a Patient to a Fan

    Not many women take a month-long trip through Northern California and Oregon on the back of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Fewer still do it in their 70s. And Jo Ann may be the only one who has done it following spinal fusion surgery, two hip-replacement surgeries on both hips, and while dealing with a chronic blood disorder. But Jo Ann is not your typical 71-year-old woman. She’s a feisty, independent woman who clearly enjoys and embraces life. 
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    Slawek - Least Invasive Treatment Possible (248)Slawek - Least Invasive Treatment Possible

    Slawek and his primary care physician Craig Ruggles, M.D., were actively monitoring his PSA levels ever since one of his tests showed high numbers for someone in their early 50�s. When the numbers started to spike, Dr. Ruggles referred Slawek to Jonathan Eandi, M.D., medical director of Robotic Surgery at Sutter Medical Group.
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    Gerri - Robotic Partial Nephrectomy (162)Gerri - Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

    Gerri had a large tumor in her kidney was faced with the possibility of having to have her entire kidney removed. Then she met Dr. David S. Yee, robotically-trained urologist with Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
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