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Heart Surgeon with prostate cancer surviving for many years

blueberrypanda
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A friend of mine has survived for 25 years with three types of cancer including prostate cancer. He is a 98-year-old former heart surgeon who is a member of his local Cancer Connection to give younger people, who think cancer means a death sentence, hope that they can live a long time. He describes what it was like to find out he had prostate cancer and what he and his wife did about it. His name is Dr. Tito Gambarini and he is from Argentina and lost his wife to ovarion cancer. I am sharing this because I want others to feel hope from what he has been through. You can watch the interview with him here: https://youtu.be/_xik-GUFrnU

 

Note: you can also go to youtube and type in Tito Gambarini and you will find the video.

 

He has lived with 3 types of cancer including prostate for over 25 years.

hewhositsoncushions
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Joined: Mar 2017

All

A note of caution here. This is not a standard youtube URL. This hgas been posted from a person who has ony just joined. I am referring to the mods. Please do not click on the link until you hear from them.

Georges Calvez
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Joined: Sep 2018

Hi there,

It is not unusual to live with prostate cancer for many years unless you have very aggressive advanced disease.
Even men with stage IV disease and many metastases may live for several years or more with therapy, it is not like some other cancers where the time from diagnosis to death may be measured in months
It is a truism to say that men with prostate cancer die with the disease rather than of it.

Best wishes,

Georges

hewhositsoncushions
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@blueberrypanda

Wasn't picking on you - we get drive by scammers and the URL was a bit odd. Better safe than sorry :)

blueberrypanda
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Joined: Mar 2020

You do? I guess some people do not have better things to do!

I really want to share his story because he goes to local cancer groups to bring people hope, he is inspring for the local community - where I am from. I thought maybe other people would find inspiration from him as well.

Thanks for explaining :)

Georges Calvez
Posts: 463
Joined: Sep 2018

Hi all,

This is a working link to Dr. Tito Gambarini's interview;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xik-GUFrnU

Best wishes,
Georges

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