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Patient Stories

  • Testicular Cancer: Bryan’s Story

    Bryan, a young man with Leigh syndrome, was facing testicular cancer that had spread to his abdomen and neck.

    Bryan and family
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Eduardo’s Story

    Advancements in minimally invasive surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine brought Eduardo Giez Estima and his family from Brazil to Baltimore.

    Portrait of Eduardo
  • Bladder Cancer: John’s Story

    Following bladder removal surgery, John shares his story about receiving a diagnosis and treatment from the multidisciplinary team at Johns Hopkins.

    Portrait of John
  • Bladder Cancer: Warren’s Story

    After receiving treatment for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and discovering that his tumor was not responding, Dr. Warren Brill was referred to Johns Hopkins.

    Portrait of Warren
  • Prostate Cancer: Bill’s Story

    This champion swimmer sought a second opinion at Johns Hopkins, and four weeks after a radical prostatectomy he was back in the pool.

    Portrait of Bill
  • Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance: Charlie’s Story

    Enrolled in the Active Surveillance Program, Charlie has been living with very low-risk prostate cancer for 10 years without surgical intervention.

    Portrait of Charlie
  • Robotic Prostatectomy | Cal Ripken Jr.'s Story

    Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. was diagnosed with prostate cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Partnering with the Brady Urological Institute, Mr. Ripken had a successful robotic radical prostatectomy to remove his tumor and is now deemed cancer free.

    Dr. Allaf and Cal Ripken
  • Partial Nephrectomy | Bobby Labonte's Story

    NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Labonte was diagnosed with a kidney tumor in 2019, later identified as renal cell carcinoma. After monitoring its growth, the tumor had tripled in size. He had a successful partial nephrectomy to remove the tumor while preserving 90% kidney function.

    Bobby Labonte and His Wife
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