Dr. Terry Higgins, MD, FACS is a practicing board-certified plastic surgeon. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife of 30 years and their four children.
“My road to prostate cancer is kind of interesting. I had no symptomatology whatsoever at all. I’m a young man, 53, I’m active, I’m healthy. I exercise five days a week.”
In early 2021, Dr. Terry Higgins had two prostate-specific antigen tests, the results of which showed elevated PSA levels. He then had an MRI-guided prostate scan, followed by an MRI-guided prostate biopsy. He had two tumors in his prostate gland and a Gleason score of 4+3.
“I wanted the highest ability as a young man at 53 years old, to continue to function as a young man. I don’t care what age you are; to be a man who’s dependent on a diaper for urinary continence, much less other issues that arise from prostate cancer treatment, for me, those quality-of-life issues are the issues that most men are focusing on.”
“I got those answers from my own urologist about where he would be and his comfort level with what they were doing at HALO. He’s the one who actually referred me there to discuss my options with them.”
“They set up teleconferences with me and they spent literally an hour and 30-40 minutes, and they followed that phone call with another hour phone call making me feel comfortable about my own decision, whether that was going with them or not.”
“It was a no-brainer decision in the end after doing my research.”
“I think that the shift in treatment for prostate cancer is happening at HALO. What’s going to come out over the next decades of how men treat prostate cancer- I think that HALO is pioneering and leading that.”
Did you know that HALO Diagnostics’ laser focal therapy procedure may also be used in the precise, minimally invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Get the full breakdown on the HALO Diagnostics MRI-guided therapy and genomic testing ensemble here. To schedule your free prostate cancer or BPH treatment consultation, you may fill out the form below or call 760-469-8057. A member of our staff is more than happy to assist you.