Ken DemanKen Deman

Prostate Cancer Survivor

"Cancer really can happen to anyone," says Ken Deman, an all-American triathlete who assumed he was too fit to need medical check-ups. After a fellow triathlete died from prostate cancer, Ken's outlook changed.

His participation in a community screening at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center led to the diagnosis of advanced but treatable prostate cancer. Working with his physicians — urologist Steven Koukol, MD, and radiation oncologist Randall Duckert, MD — Ken chose an outpatient treatment tailored to his cancer, age and active lifestyle.

Ken was swimming three days after radiation seed implantation, running two weeks later and cycling within the month. Nearly three years later, Ken is cancer-free. He remains a world-class competitor and strong advocate for regular preventive care.