Prostate Risk Assessment Program Patient Stories

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  • 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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  • Daniel Dacunha

    Daniel Dacunha

    In the spring 2007, Daniel Dacunha and his wife, Joanne, were watching television. "I saw a commercial that caught my eye," recalled Daniel. "It was for prostate cancer treatment and prevention at Fox Chase Cancer Center. After learning about their Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program, I figured I should call." The program is designed for men at increased risk of developing prostate cancer, which is often due to family history. Because Daniel's father, brother and cousins had prostate cancer, he knew the importance of calling Fox Chase.

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