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Prostate cancer: How you can help raise awareness

Limited signs and symptoms of prostate cancer make the second-most common cancer among men difficult to detect. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. A gland found only in males and located below the bladder, in front of the rectum, the prostate makes some of the fluid that is part of semen. The size of the prostate changes with age. In younger men, it is about the size

 

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A cancer diagnosis affects more than just the patient

This past March, Larry Pratt heard the words no one ever wants to hear: “You have cancer.” He was shocked by the diagnosis and fearful about all of the unknowns that lay ahead. He knew that lives around him were about to change dramatically. It didn’t matter that the cancer diagnosis wasn’t his — as far as the 79-year-old Middletown resident was concerned, it might as well have been. His wife, Elaine, had breast cancer, but he was ready to

 

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