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Overcoming the Hospital 'Fear Factor' to Catch Cancer Early

Michael Tessmer got out of his parents' car and stared at the hospital building before him. His parents had brought him to a hospital in his home state of Iowa for the first of 14 surgeries to repair a cleft palate. Each time, young Michael would be dropped off on [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man [...]

Created by Makala Johnson

Prostate cancer treated with robotic surgical system

Randall Minion, M.D., was helping out a newly hired lab technician when he had his prostate specific antigen (PSA) tested. When he volunteered his blood sample for training purposes at his private practice, he never dreamed it would lead to the serendipitous early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. "I [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

Now hear this: There is life after cancer

A radio and television broadcaster whose career has spanned more than four decades, Mort Crim has spent a lifetime telling other people’s stories. But in retirement, Crim, who was Paul Harvey’s permanent vacation fill-in and the voice of ABC Radio during the first moon landing, is telling his own story [...]

Created by Stacy Theobald

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 192,000 new cases of prostate cancer and more than 27,000 deaths resulting from the disease will occur during 2009. September is [...]

Created by Paul Scotti