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My Cancer Surgery

My Cancer Surgery

The surgery to remove the prostate is called a radical prostatectomy. This surgery removes the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue. While the urologist/surgeon is inside the abdomen, he/she also checks the lymph nodes to see if the cancer has spread or metastasized. The urologist can have “live” biopsies taken and evaluated during the surgery […]

Choosing My Cancer Treatment

Choosing My Cancer Treatment

Choosing a treatment option is complicated by many factors that can differ greatly from patient to patient with the same diagnosis. After my diagnosis of prostate cancer, most people I knew assumed that I would go for some form of radiotherapy since I have worked in the field for over 20 years. Radiation therapy is […]

Informing the world that I have cancer

Informing the world that I have cancer

After 25 years of working in the field of cancer treatment I never realized what a challenge patients faced in informing the world about their cancer diagnosis. What do I mean about informing the world? One wouldn’t want to make some sort of announcement that would be equivalent to a press release. At least I […]

My Cancer Diagnosis

My Cancer Diagnosis

I am in very good health and fit for my age. Still it had been several years since I had been to the doctor so I decided it was time to get a check up and schedule a colonoscopy. The common recommendation is to get screened at 50 but it was especially critical I be […]

SafeRadiotherapy.com is your information source for safe cancer treatments

SafeRadiotherapy.com is your information source for safe cancer treatments

Hello my name is Kyle Schmanke. I’m here because I’m passionate about helping cancer patients and their loved ones find the safest and most effective cancer treatment available.  I have spent my professional career in the field of Radiation Oncology and Cancer treatment for 25 years as a Radiological Physicist.  My body of work has […]