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Faces of Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Survivor John Robinson

Faces of Prostate Cancer — John

For many men, a diagnosis of prostate cancer comes as a complete shock. John Robinson wasn't even surprised. With a father who had undergone prostate surgery and an uncle who died from the disease, John figured it wasn't a question of "if" but "when." John began screenings promptly at age 50 which showed elevated PSA levels but biopsies were negative — until one wasn't. John's vigilance had enabled early detection of his cancer and more choices for treatment. As an environmental consultant and avid outdoorsman, John chose surgery for its precision and more predictable recovery time. A few months after the surgery John was rowing competitively again.

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Prostate Cancer Survivor Clint Richardson

Faces of Prostate Cancer — Clint

The death of a friend may have saved Clint Richardson's life. His friend was Dennis Johnson, a five-time NBA All-Star who died suddenly of a heart attack at age 52. Clint and Dennis had played college ball together — the news was unfathomable. Clint made his first doctor's appointment in more than two years. Then the former Philadelphia 76er learned he was facing his fiercest opponent yet: prostate cancer. Clint didn't consider treatment options. He'd heard of "watchful waiting" and that was more his speed. His doctor didn't agree with Clint's game plan and called him repeatedly to help him choose treatment. Clint listened, and underwent specialized therapy to place cancer-killing radioactive seeds directly in the prostate.

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