Posted on March 13th, 2013 by Logan Lafferty
Mike Hawker travels 3,200 miles from his home in Anchorage to the Mayo Clinic every six months to get a test for microscopic signs that a rare form of prostate cancer he beat three years ago may have returned. For Hawker, a Republican state representative in Alaska, the trips are a matter of life and death…Mayo’s medical center in Rochester, Minnesota, is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to offer the 20-minute scan, enhanced by an injected radioactive drug that lets doctors see rapidly dividing cancer cells.
Bloomberg by Michelle Fay Cortez
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