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Patient StoriesProstate Cancer

My Passion for Model Building Keeps Me Going While Dealing with Cancer

Retiree Greg Kelly has a passion and affinity for model building.
March 2019 Volume 5 – Patient Stories
Greg Kelly
Me with one of my unfinished models.

In early November 2016 I was sitting in the lobby at Minnesota Oncology getting ready for my every-3-week chemotherapy for prostate cancer. I started reading CONQUER magazine and loved the inspirational, uplifting stories for patients with cancer.

A week earlier I went to the Mayo Clinic at Rochester and had a conference with a well-known urologist, Eugene Kwon, MD, who told me, “You should be very happy,” saying that my condition is now “in remission.”

It was not always this way. I had resisted treatment for a problem with my prostate 6 years ago, with elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels. I just couldn’t believe this was happening.

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