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Prostate Cancer Can Be Defeated

Dear Source:
I am glad to see that there is emphasis placed on spreading information regarding prostate cancer. I am 46 years of age and from St. Thomas. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2005. I had been getting my exams done regularly since I turned 40. In 2003 the results of my PSA was normal but high for a person of my age. My doctor indicated that my prostate was normal size. My doctor nevertheless scheduled a biopsy and the results were negative. As my PSA continued to climb, (5.0) he scheduled a second biopsy in 2005 which revealed that I had prostate cancer. I did my surgery on 2/24/06 and am now a survivor due to the diligence of my doctor and doing regular screenings. I strongly urge all men to do the exam. It saved my life.
Michael C. Hodge
Chapel Hill, NC

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Dear Source:
I am glad to see that there is emphasis placed on spreading information regarding prostate cancer. I am 46 years of age and from St. Thomas. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2005. I had been getting my exams done regularly since I turned 40. In 2003 the results of my PSA was normal but high for a person of my age. My doctor indicated that my prostate was normal size. My doctor nevertheless scheduled a biopsy and the results were negative. As my PSA continued to climb, (5.0) he scheduled a second biopsy in 2005 which revealed that I had prostate cancer. I did my surgery on 2/24/06 and am now a survivor due to the diligence of my doctor and doing regular screenings. I strongly urge all men to do the exam. It saved my life.
Michael C. Hodge
Chapel Hill, NC

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.