Prostate Cancer Survivor - Ken Burge's Story Video

Ken Burge was diagnosed with prostate cancer after routine physical showed PSA levels were elevated.
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Ken Burger: My name is Ken Burger I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in February 7, '07. Routine physical PSA was up, people who would know Prostate Cancer know what I am talking about, the different science. PSA was slightly elevated, they decided to do a biopsy, I still wouldn't too worry because I am a happy go lucky guy. But it came back positive on February 2 and that's when the doctor told me I have a Prostate Cancer and I am 57 years old and that's pretty I was shake up little bit. So I lost a resort, the good news is I was referred to a good surgeon, talk to them and they said the best thing to do I have had Gleason score of eight which is very high for this disease. So I had to take it very seriously and be aggressive. Went to Johns Hopkins University, hospital in Baltimore where surgery was done on April 17th. And we were sitting here tday that was four weeks ago, So mama heard for the Relay of Life. They told me they got it out but with cancer you never, know. I think it's some you would probably fight to rest of your life and always be aware it can come back. If you look around for thousands of people that are working to try to find out cure for this. We can keep removing from our over and over, but until we found a way to cure it, we can save a lot of life, so hopefully we'll help today. Life will never be the same after you go through this because you tend to realize very quickly that you have taken life in a pretty cavalier attitude until it's threatened. I have never look at anybody in wheel chair the same again, I will never look at anybody that seems to be a little slow for what ever reason they are going through a tough time. There are lot of time fighting this disease that are handicapped and going through a struggle everyday just to keep themselves alive. I think we all become a little more aware that when it happens to you.

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