Prostate Cancer Survivor
Mr. Euvon Jones, a stage IV prostate cancer survivor, Euvon Jones is a motivational speaker who advocates annual prostate checkups and, if diagnosed with prostate cancer, maintaining a healthy and meaningful quality of life through any treatment process.
The Baltimore, Maryland, native used his HVAC Mechanical Design skill set to manage and supervise projects in California, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., including, but not limited to, government contracts, NIH, Med-Star Georgetown University Hospital, and Georgetown University.
In 2011, while co-operating his HVAC firm, Mr Jones was suddenly diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer, with a psa level of 398, and which had metastasized to his lymph nodes and bones. He initially received the daily Casadex hormone therapy, as well as tri-monthly Lupron shots. Once the Casadex failed to be effective, his oncologist, Dr. Nancy A. Dawson, of Med-Star Gerogetown Hospital, recommended a six-week immunotherapy procedure designed to use his own white blood cells to boost his immune system to fight the cancer.
Euvon believes the immunotherapy, administered in 2013, along with his nutritional and environmental changes, have been successful in providing him with a positive quality of life. Since 2016, his psa levels have remained at 0.0, and the cancerous lesions in his bones and lymph nodes have receded. His wife, Janet, who steered their lifestyle in a healthier direction, chronicled their journey in her memoir, The Trial of Stage IV Prostate Cancer; A Wife’s Case for Faith, Hope, and Help, which is available on Amazon. The video, Euvon’s Story, which profiles the immunotherapy treatment he received, is also available to view online.
Currently, in addition to celebrating life with Janet, their four children, and six grandchildren, Euvon attends conferences, workshops, and symposiums encouraging men to get regular wellness checkups and, if diagnosed with prostate cancer, to become a student of their diagnosis, seek an astute medical team, and consider immunotherapy, if appropriate and available. Men are also challenged to include their loved ones in the process, since prostate cancer is not just an individual disease; rather, it involves an extensive and strong support system along with the medical team that, when fighting together, can be overcome.