Personal Attention For Prostate Cancer

Five years after surgery to treat prostate cancer, Steele Dewey of Charlotte, North Carolina, was told in 2010 that cancer had spread, so he and his wife, Molly, decided to seek advice at an academic medical center.

Dr. Dan GeorgeThey looked at a lot of options but chose Dan George, MD, professor of medicine and surgery and director of genitourinary oncology at Duke, because a friend recommended him and because Durham was close. They have stayed because of the personal attention they receive.

“I can always get in touch with Dan,” Dewey says. “He’s not only an oncologist, he’s a scientist, and he’s always looking for better ways to do things.”

Dewey participated in a Duke clinical trial of exercise for patients with prostate cancer and has continued a workout regimen; he exercises three days a week for two and a half hours, doing a combination of strength training, cardiovascular workouts, and yoga.

“I’m probably in a lot better shape than most men my age,” Dewey says. “My workload is not what it used to be, but I’m still working, and I feel good.”

May 2018

By Angela Spivey