Accuray Virtual Press Kit: Patient Stories

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Patient Stories

Charles, Prostate Cancer
Prostate
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Charles knew just who to turn to when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His daughter Janice isn’t a surgeon or a urologist, but she is a radiation therapist who works everyday with cancer patients at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
Danny, Stage IV Melanoma that Spread to the Lung
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In December 2004, there was a death warrant out for Danny. The 55- year-old Houston native had a routine CT scan that revealed a tumor the size of a lime on his left lung. A biopsy showed that the tumor was malignant, a result of skin cancer that he had been diagnosed with almost four years before.
Herb, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Head & Neck
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As an entrepreneur, Herb traveled all over the world training employees and factory workers how to use his machines to cut mattes for picture framing. But when he was stricken with trigeminal neuralgia in 2003, Herb could barely walk out his front door.
Jeff, Prostate Cancer
Prostate
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Jeff Hamilton, a NASA engineer and golf enthusiast, found himself working for the Apollo Space Program in Houston, Texas forty-five years ago. Jeff was involved in all of the Apollo/Saturn space launches up until the now infamous “Apollo 13” mission.
Joel Momberg, Schwannoma
Head & Neck
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Joel Momberg struggles with life’s daily stresses like everyone else. When he started feeling numbness on his face, his doctor told him to slow down and take it easy. But the numbness didn’t subside and eventually spread to the entire right side of Joel’s face. That’s when Joel’s doctor sent him to the hospital.
Judith, Lung Cancer
Lung
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Judith, a busy real estate asset manager, mother and local volunteer was rushing to get to a routine chest scan scheduled right around the winter holidays in 2004. Due to overbookings at the hospital she was tempted to reschedule her appointment for a later date and return to the urgent calling of her “to-do” list. Luckily, the hospital technicians encouraged her to stay, and today she is thankful that she did.
Karen, Bile Duct Cancer
Gastrointestinal
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Karen Vinci is a 57-year-old native Californian who was born and raised in the Bay Area and continues to work at her family's restaurant, The Fat Lady, a long-time landmark and one of Oakland’s finest eateries.
Mark, Acoustic Neuroma
Head & Neck
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Mark’s journey with his Acoustic Neuroma started years before he knew it. In 1991 he remembers sitting in his living room listening to music through headphones and thinking that the right speaker didn't sound right. He assumed that the stereo was broken and he’d just have to replace it someday.
Myrle, Meningioma
Head & Neck
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At 79 years old, Myrle is not your typical senior. She retired from the financial planning business at 74. After three years of volunteer work, she decided to dive back into the job market, joining Prosperity Mortgage, a Wells Fargo joint venture, at the age of 77. The job had Myrle traveling throughout Delaware and nearby New Jersey and Pennsylvania, counseling other senior citizens about reverse mortgages.
Patsy, Breast Cancer
Breast
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Patsy was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 17, 2007. Since then she has endured a double mastectomy, five months of chemotherapy and finally, the easy part of her treatment, CyberKnife® radiosurgery.

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