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Prostate Cancer Survivor

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1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. 

Ray Rozzell says "It makes you fall down inside yourself."
 
Ray Rozzell was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer.
 
Ray Rozzell says "Started to double every year until last august, I fund it was 7.2 which is very critical , growing very fast, very aggressive."
 
Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but the good news is most men diagnosed with the disease don't  die from it. In fact, more than 2.5 million  of them are still alive today.
 
That's due in large part to screenings, and early detection.
 
Dr. Jonathan Whaley from Memorial Hospital says combine that with advancements in medical technology and patients like Ray are seeing much better outcomes.
 
Dr. Jonathan Whaley says  "One of the examples we have at Memorial is the True Beam which allows us to deliver focused radiation in a very quick manner to maximize patient comfort while minimizing side effects."
 
In other words doctors are able to pinpoint the treatment to an exact area.
 
Dr. Jonathan Whaley says "So for lung cancer and prostate we are seeing much better survival with the new treatment.
 
Ray is currently undergoing radiation. 
 
Ray Rozzell says "When I leave here on the 23rd, I am positive I will have a goose egg PSA." 
 
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