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Lynn Chester

Annual Report - 1996-1997

Lynn Chester
Houston

Diagnosis:
Prostate cancer, discovered through LifeCheq screening, 1995

Treatment:
Surgery

Personal:
Project engineer for Brown & Root, married, two children, three grandchildren

Interests:
Building a new house, spectator sports, traveling, symphony concerts

"Because of my family history and a high reading on a previous PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, I knew I was at risk for prostate cancer. When LifeCheq came to Brown & Root in September 1995, I scheduled a screening . . . and then arranged further testing at M. D. Anderson. The biopsy was positive, so I had surgery there. Since then, I have been a very vocal proponent of screening and early detection. I think if I hadn't had the screening, the cancer would have progressed and I would have lasted only another few years."


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