Ken Gertz’s Cancer Survival Story | Kaiser Permanente

Ken Gertz’s Cancer Survival Story | Kaiser Permanente


– So my name is Ken Gertz. I’ve been a Kaiser Permanente
member for the past nine years when my wife and I moved
here to the D.C. area. I was diagnosed about
three and a half years ago with bladder cancer, and
it was in November of 2011. And I had a major surgery to
remove my bladder and prostate in February of 2012. The way I think of it, my
Kaiser doc saved my life, and the Kaiser nurses
were just so tremendous in terms of getting me through, you know not only my
chemotherapy and all that, but I had a fairly major operation. A ten hour operation. And recovery from that for
about a week and a half in the hospital, the nurses were just
remarkable in terms of making me get up and walk. And you know keeping me very positive. It was tremendous care. I think the thing I liked the most about the Kaiser care I had
was that it wasn’t one person, it was a team of doctors. And they all knew about my experience. They all knew day to day
what I was going through. They would discuss it with each other, and I really felt like I had this incredible support network
of medical people behind me, and I’ve never had that experience before. Well, three and a half
years ago I was diagnosed and I’m doing really well. So far so good. I go in for CT scans every six months, and so far things are looking clear. And you know, I’ve been,
redeveloped a very active life. I do almost all the things
I did before the cancer. So I’m hoping I can look
back in the rear view mirror at this experience and
say I got through it. I certainly would recommend
Kaiser Permanente. I actually feel like it’s
amazing that it’s only been the last nine years of my
life that I’ve had Kaiser. I kinda wish I had it my entire life. And it’s a different model
and it’s hard for folks that aren’t used to this kinda model to maybe envision how good it is, and how to get used to it. But I think its the best model
of health care in the world, I really do.

2 Comments

  • Daniela Jackson says:

    I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2011, and that year we were excited to be celebrating my six year survivor-ship anniversary – a survival that was not remotely contemplated in 2016. Since i diagnosis i have learnt a lot about lung cancer, the first few years were confronting.

    I had no clue that my LUNG (left) was responsible for these combined symptoms! Fatigue, chest, neck and shoulder pain. My life changed in just one breath when my Doctor diagnosed me with advanced lung cancer that was INOPERABLE, INCURABLE and TERMINAL. I will always remember the pain and tears from my husband’s face as well as my daughters and my close friends. Like many other people this was not the first time that my life was impacted by CANCER. In 2002 my sister was diagnosed with leukemia. Fortunately for us she was diagnosed at an late stage and she pass away. So when my doctor gave the news about me, We all put in mind positive energy to fight against it, Because I was not going to let that put an end to my smile. now i lives a normal healthy and active lifestyle thanks to the “Dr Adebola Herbal Herbs” which my husband doctors prescribed him. SO many good people have lost there life because of greed, The government will preach against herbal herbs because it only one true cure, But will make profit with pills because the money you treat the more money you spent, Thanks to my husband Doctor who told us this. I will want to advice anyone out here going through sorrow with Cancer to reach out to Dr Adebola and I guarantee you that you will be cured. Contact him via: ([email protected])

  • Daniela Jackson says:

    I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2011, and that year we were excited to be celebrating my six year survivorship anniversary – a survival that was not remotely contemplated in 2016. Since i diagnosis i have learnt a lot about lung cancer, the first few years were confronting.

    I had no clue that my LUNG (left) was responsible for these combined symptoms! Fatique, chest, neck and shoulder pain. My life changed in just one breath when my Doctor diagnosed me with advanced lung cancer that was INOPERABLE, INCURABLE and TERMINAL. I will always remember the pain and tears from my husband’s face as well as my daughters and my close friends. Like many other people this was not the first time that my life was impacted by CANCER. In 2002 my sister was diagnosed with leukemia. Fortunately for us she was diagnosed at an late stage and she pass away. So when my doctor gave the news about me, We all put in mind positive energy to fight agaisnt it, Because I was not going to let that put an end to my smile. now i lives a normal healthy and active lifestyle thanks to the “Dr Adebola Herbal Herbs” which my husband doctors prescribed him. SO many good people have lost there life because of greed, The government will preach agaisnt herbal herbs because it only one true cure, But will make profil with pills because the money you treat the more money you spent, Thanks to my husband Doctor who told us this. I will want to advice anyone out here going throught sorrow with Cancer to reach out to Dr Adebola and I guarantee you that you will be cured. Contact him via: ([email protected])

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