Citrus County Chronicle Features Prostate Cancer Patient and Ocala Radiation Oncologist to Raise Awareness

Prostate cancer survivor Dave Elliott credits Board Certified Ocala Radiation Oncologist Dr. Sandrapaty for saving his life. He spoke with the Citrus County Chronicle to raise awareness for prostate cancer and encourage men to get screened. View the article below.

Got his go-go back: When a test revealed Stage 3 prostate cancer, Dave Elliott feared the worst

By Nancy Kennedy

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Citrus Springs resident Dave Elliott is one of the fortunate men who went for a PSA screening. Diagnosed with Stage 3 prostate cancer, he sought radiation treatment and is now a cancer survivor.

Ever since Dave Elliott bought his first Harley for $600 at age 15, he’s loved the ride.

“From my house in Bloomington, Minnesota, to Sturgis, South Dakota, is 625 miles,” he said. “That’s where the big motorcycle rally is. Every year I ‘prep’ for it — grow the beard and get mangy. Gotta look the part!”

Now 74, Elliott and his wife Carol moved to Citrus Springs a few years ago, looking forward to taking bike trips around Florida, making the trek to Daytona during Bike Week and nearby Leesburg for its bike fest.

His plans were waylaid when his PSA test revealed he had Stage 3 — advanced — prostate cancer.

“My two younger brothers both had prostate cancer, a result of Agent Orange in Vietnam,” he said. “But I wasn’t in Vietnam.”

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