Prostate Cancer: Bill's Story
A champion swimmer recovers from prostate cancer and dives back into life.
- Competitive swimmer and lawyer Bill Shipp came to Johns Hopkins for a second opinion after being diagnosed with prostate cancer by his local urologist.
- Mohamad Allaf, M.D., director of minimally invasive and robotic urologic surgery, recommended a robotic radical prostatectomy (prostate removal surgery) — one of the most common procedures performed at the Brady Urological Institute.
- Allaf’s approach focused on optimizing Bill’s recovery, both from the surgery and from a functional standpoint.
- Bill was swimming again just four weeks after his minimally invasive surgery, and has since completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.