Faces of Prostate Cancer - Perry Clawson
No one had to convince Perry Clawson to get screened for prostate cancer – his father having the disease was compelling enough. So when a biopsy confirmed Perry’s prostate cancer at age 45, he had somewhat braced himself for the impending decisions. Though early detection enabled Perry to consider several treatment options, he saw surgery as the surest way to get all the cancer, all at once. Besides, he had the Portland Marathon to run in a few months. Perry’s surgery went well with no complications.
“A lot of men don’t talk about their surgery, but I’m just the opposite,” says Perry. “The best thing I did was talk to a friend about the little things – all the stuff that happens before and after surgery.”