When James Taylor went in for his annual physical and prostate screening back in 2016, little did he know that he was about to be diagnosed with cancer. “There was a microscopic trace of blood in my urine,” explained James. “They did some other tests and a biopsy. My doctor was very concerned and recommended I see Dr. Perego. Turned out they found cancer in my prostate, urethra, and bladder and a problem with one kidney. Dr. Perego was a blessing, and today some 6 years later, I feel like he’s family.”
“Hearing the news that James had cancer was difficult,” explained his wife, June. “He went through several surgeries including the removal of one kidney and the prostate. Dr. Perego did a series of treatments for the bladder, and everything worked out well. I don’t have words to explain how I felt at that time, but God got us through it, and we are grateful. We just celebrated our 58th wedding anniversary.”
Both June and James encourage others to get annual physicals. They know first-hand that early detection saved James’ life. “The best advice I have for other men is to man up and get your screenings done. Don’t put it off,” James said.
Ninety seven percent of all prostate cancers can be cured with early diagnosis, identifying the cancer, and treatments. Louisiana has the highest prostate cancer rate in the nation. Get screened!