Prostate Cancer: Bill's Story

A champion swimmer recovers from prostate cancer and dives back into life.

Patient Story Highlights

  • 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.

Bill's Surgeon

Mohamad Ezzeddine Allaf, M.D.

Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD