Ted's Story

Ted, 78, stays focused on a positive attitude.
Ted, with support from wife, Nina, chose radiation therapy over surgery.
A former insurance executive, Ted still keeps busy with consulting work.
Painting was a creative outlet during prostate cancer treatment.
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The Power of Positive Thinking

Ted Bayer got the news that he had a moderately aggressive prostate cancer in May of 2009. His doctor encouraged to read up on his options before making a decision.

At first, he preferred surgery. But to his wife’s relief, more consultation convinced him that complicating factors likely made radiation therapy a better choice, Bayer explains, and the 10-year outcomes nearly matched.

“I told my wife, ‘this is a no-brainer’,” Bayer says.

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“They (Harrison's oncology staff) were all so wonderful and so concerned with me as an individual, which is very different from so many places,” says Ted Bayer, 78.