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Lyle L.

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Review for ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed with an aggressive prostate cancer in January 2010. My prostate was removed in April 2010. Side affects such as inconstancy and impotence last to this day. The cancer remained and spread to my bones. The drugs and procedures developed through the DOD and made possible by the advocacy of ZERO is what keeps the cancer at bay.

I tried some other support groups, and they certainly served a purpose, but they had a passive, not active approach to prostate cancer. ZERO presented the active, energetic, advocacy, patient support, and education that followed my own heart.

You are never cured of cancer. It remains with you for life. You live your life wondering if each new pain is “the” pain the oncologist asks about. Side effects may remain for life.

I would like to be remembered for the positive impact I have made on the world, for fun times and for my relationships with others, not as a survivor. This is where ZERO helps. ZERO is a family of survivors, caregivers, and others who believe in an active, rather than a passive, approach to cancer awareness.

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