Rick Steley is the first prostate cancer patient to receive stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatment at Icon Cancer Centre Redland. The Russell Island local was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 and shares his story here.
“During a routine health check my GP discovered a sudden jump in my PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood reading. I didn’t have any obvious symptoms. It just goes to show how important it is to have regular health checks. My oncologist made it clear that what I had wasn’t life threatening because it was picked up so early. That meant I only had to have radiation therapy and not chemotherapy, which I was thankful for,” Rick said.