Tom Manola

Tom Manola

Faces of Prostate Cancer
Tom Manola

Tom Manola could have treated his cancer conservatively. It was contained within his prostate and may have been curable by a series of radiation treatments. But Tom wasn't interested in maybes. There was his wife of more than 30 years, his grown son and daughter and the prospect of grandchildren. He needed a sure route to banishing the cancer for good. Tom underwent surgery to remove his prostate in January 2000. Three months out he toured the Grand Canyon on horseback. Today Tom is cancer-free and having his best adventures right at home.

"Being here for my family was the most important thing," remembers Tom. "Worrying about what might happen physically shouldn't get in the way of a good decision. Fear doesn't lead to a cure."
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