DeCesaris Cancer Institute, Close to Home
In 1993, William Vita of Annapolis had surgery for prostate cancer and was told he would eventually need radiation. That day came last fall. “When I found out I had to have radiation, it was depressing. I’d already had a bad year—knee and back surgery—so I wasn’t looking forward to this at all and I was nervous,” said the 73-year-old retired fundraiser for Asian Relief, Inc.
His surgeon suggested he meet with radiation oncologist Angel “Ted” Torano, M.D. at the DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center. With 41 treatments scheduled, Mr. Vita was delighted he could receive the treatments just 10 minutes from his home. “After I met with Dr. Torano and the nurses, I really liked them all. He’s really personable and answered all my questions.”
“I started the Monday before Thanksgiving. I really was dreading it at first, but the radiation therapists and the nurses were all so friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, that I got so I looked forward to coming in every day. When it was over in January ? I’m sort of embarrassed to say ? I missed it. Not that I enjoyed the treatments, although the only side effect was fatigue, but every single one of the staff members was always friendly, never in a hurry and answered all my questions. Some enjoyed sports like I do, and we always had something to talk about. Every one of them seems dedicated to his or her job.”
"I’m so glad AAMC is so close to home," he said.
For more information about the DeCesaris Cancer Institute, call 443-481-3336 or toll free 1-866-842-0552.
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