Four years ago, Santa gave me the worst Christmas present I'd ever received.
The day after the most joyous holiday of the year, my doctor called and
delivered the news that I had prostate cancer.
Because my dad had prostate cancer decades before, I had been going to a
urologist since I turned 40 to have a PSA [prostate-specific antigen test].
Recently, my PSA had shot up very high, to 29, and the following biopsy
confirmed that I had a highly aggressive tumor. At 50 years old, I faced the
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Les Heacock is making history. As part of a clinical trial he's one of the
first prostate cancer patients testing a vaccine to prevent a reoccurrence of
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To prevent overmedicating cancer patients, Hector Vila Jr., MD and the
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