Radiation Therapy Testimonial From A Prostate Cancer Survivor

AUS recently received a heartwarming letter from Mr. Helmut Stefan, a prostate cancer survivor.  Helmut was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the summer of 2014 and underwent Radiation Therapy at the AUS Center for Prostate Cancer.  During his treatment, he  kept a journal documenting his patient experience and later published a book called “The Full Bladder Club”.  Two years later, he is free from prostate cancer by making sure he goes to his yearly check-up and keeping a positive outlook in life.   He continues to live life to the fullest – writing books, spending time with his wife and kids, composing music and traveling the world.

Helmut writes:

My dear CPC friends,

It was two years ago on Nov. 5th, 2014, that I received my final treatment. I remember quite well that later on that day I wrote in my journal, which subsequently became The Full Bladder Club, the following words:

“And now I will joyfully go on with my life, eager to experience all that still lies before me, for I know that…

There are still many wonderful places to see

So many good books to read

So much beautiful music to hear

So many new friends to meet”

I am happy to report that all of those wishes have come true. I have seen beautiful places; read good books; heard beautiful music; and met many new friends. I want you to know that you are a very special group among those new friends.

There is no doubt in my mind that it was the treatment that I received at the Center for Prostate Cancer which enables me to continue to live life to the fullest.

I hope to be able to submit such positive reports to you for many more years to come.

Thank you for the life-saving work that you have done for me and which you continue to do for countless others.

God Bless

Peace and Love


Helmut’s journey to recovery is truly inspiring.  We understand that the process can be overwhelming and finding the right treatment is never easy.   We hope that by sharing Helmut’s experience, it can give patients a better understanding of our treatment process and the benefits of radiation therapy.

Our Center for Prostate Cancer Team prides itself in providing a personal, caring and compassionate environment for our patients and have had 100% patient satisfaction for over 5 years.  This is what sets AUS apart from other facilities.  Actual patient experience and the outcome of treatment is what matters the most when choosing the right doctor for your care .

To learn more about Helmut’s radiation therapy encounter, you may read the full story at:

The Full Bladder Club by Helmut Stefan

If you would like to schedule a consult or would like to get more information about radiation therapy, please call our Center for Prostate Cancer at 708-581-7308 and our CPC team will be available to assist you.

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