Wayne was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer in the fall of 1997. Early on he was misdiagnosed after an initial PSA test was done by a doctor who did not have faith in the testing. Although his outlook at the time was grim, he always believed that there was hope for recovery. Because of this, he was able to extend his time with us well beyond what the doctors initially thought due to innovative treatment that was available at the time through UCSF at the hand of Dr. Carol.
Wayne believed that preventative care was a high priority and that men needed to have their PSA checked along with a yearly physical. He lost his battle on February 22, 2015, due to other complications that developed over the years after his initial diagnosis. He was a beloved husband of 55 years, a father, a grandfather, and a friend. He will be dearly missed. We thank you for taking the time to make a donation in his name to help aid in the research for a cure.
Terms to know from this article:
prostate-specific antigen (PSA): A substance produced by the prostate that may be found in an increased amount in the blood of men who have prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or infection or inflammation of the prostate.