Prostate Cancer

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Prostate Risk Assessment Program Patient Stories

  • John O'Donnell

    John O'Donnell

    Prior to 2004, John O'Donnell had not undergone a medical check up in his adult life. He was active and felt healthy and didn't see any reason to go to the doctor. But a life insurance blood test indicated high cholesterol, which resulted in a rate increase. That prompted John to see a doctor annually. During one of these appointments, John learned his PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels were elevated, raising concern for a possibility of prostate cancer. 

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Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer Patient Stories

  • James Slade

    James Slade

    Jim Slade wants the world to understand the importance of cancer screenings, especially for prostate and colon cancers. The underlying reason for his concern is that both screenings may have saved his life.

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Surgical Treatment for Prostate Cancer Patient Stories

  • Terry Devlin

    Terry Devlin

    "Mr. Devlin, the biopsy came back positive. It is malignant. You have prostate cancer." When 59-year-old Terry Devlin heard those words from his doctor, so many thoughts rushed through his head. "How do I tell my wife, my daughters, my granddaughter Samantha, my family? Will I live or die, and what kind of treatment should I get?"

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