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Caring For Yourself During and After Prostate Cancer: Best Survivorship Stories

National Cancer Survivors’ Day is the first Sunday in June, when we celebrate people living with a history of cancer. It’s a day to reflect on what survivors bring to our community and to recognize the challenges they face during and after treatment. More than 3 million men in the. Read More


Doug Maddox: Survivor

There is no status quo when you live with cancer.   Doug Maddox, a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Vietnam War, understands this quite well.  He has been battling prostate cancer for more than a decade, and has met everything the disease has thrown at him with courage and. Read More


“There’s Still A Lot We Can Do”

PCF thanks Mr. Merzer for sharing his personal story, and for his dedication and support during the 100 Miles in March walking challenge. It is inevitable. It is part of life. It is how it all works. Sooner or later, preferably later and not frequently, bad news arrives. For me. Read More


Know Your Risk. Be Your Own Advocate.

Matt Fish, a 47-year-old Veteran, has an important message for younger men. Know your history and risk factors for prostate cancer: if you’re over age 50, if you’re Black, or have a family history of cancer. Matt adds to that: if you’ve served in the military. And if you’re concerned,. Read More


Prostate Cancer Treatment at the VA: One Veteran’s Journey

David Atkinson has lived his life in service: from West Point, to boots on the ground at Operation Desert Storm in 1991, to his free time spent as a volunteer for the National Ski Patrol. He’s always been “that” guy, the one you want to look over and find, by. Read More


Sheffler Strong

When Pat Sheffler’s son needed to sell some more insurance to hit his bonus, Pat did what any good dad would: he bought more insurance from him. Before Brandon Sheffler could issue the new policy, his dad needed to undergo a routine physical; no problem, because Pat Sheffler, at age. Read More


Love Story

Milton and Shawni Wilborn met in high school more than 30 years ago, but they weren’t high school sweethearts – although, they found out later, they both wanted to be.   “She was seeing someone else,” says Milton.  “I’d always try to talk to her; she would just giggle.  Senior year. Read More


Hope Through Science

Have hope. Don’t despair. There are so many more options out there. We’re going to do everything we can. Those are the words that kept Pat McGuire going through more than a few bouts with bad news. But he wasn’t always so hopeful. Pat has faced some dark days. Pat. Read More


Nate Cornell Scares Up Money for Prostate Cancer

Have you ever thought to yourself “I’d like to make a difference but I don’t know how to do it.”? Nate Cornell didn’t! Nate, age 11, ran his own haunted house this Halloween, raising over $500 to benefit life-saving prostate cancer research. The Cornell boys, Nate (11), Ben (12), Zach. Read More


How to Be Your Own Best Advocate

Alan Gelband has an undetectable PSA.  Two years after robotic prostatectomy for organ-confined prostate cancer, he has come through diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and life is good.  But he will never forget what it was like during that time, and because of that, he shares what he has learned with. Read More