March 13, 2013

Mayo Prostate Cancer Test Gives Hope When Tumors Return

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

Tags: Bloomberg, Cancer, cancer cells, cancer test, Mayo Clinic Rochester, prostate cancer, Rep. Mike Hawker, Technology

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