Dave Palmer

Dave Palmer

Faces of Prostate Cancer
Dave Palmer

Dave Palmer's prostate cancer wasn't revealed by his PSA level; it was a manual exam performed by his doctor. A needle biopsy confirmed his diagnosis. Dave, 46, chose surgery to remove his prostate, reasoning the sooner the cancer was out, the better. Dave elected a highly specialized procedure in which a section of nerve harvested from his ankle replaced nerve bundles removed in surgery to maintain his quality of life. Today Dave is cancer-free, back on the golf course and back to his life.

"My prostate cancer was manageable, so I say put away the hanky," quips Dave. "Sure your body changes a bit, but I have no regrets having the surgery."
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