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Prostate Cancer Survivor Rob Wilkinson

Prostate Cancer Survivor Rob Wilkinson

Rob Wilkinson considered himself healthy until he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which registered a Gleason score of 9 out of 10. He shares how he found ""extraordinary care"" through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the prostate cancer was contained. With a bright future ahead, Rob says having battled the disease has made him a better person. He has since recommended Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to a family member who also had his prostate removed.

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