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Community Outreach: Rodney


As a 50-year old African American man, Rodney understood the importance of being screened for prostate cancer, but when it was time for his regular screening, he did not call his doctor.  He had been laid off from his job and had no insurance. Fortunately, he heard about the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center prostate cancer screening program on a talk radio station and made an appointment.  The results of his exam and screening revealed that he had prostate cancer, but because his cancer was detected early, his story has a happy ending. The Johns Hopkins surgeon who operated on him believes he got all of the cancer.


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