Just when you think you have it beat, one of the sneaky things about cancer is the way it can reappear, undetected in a few isolated cells. Alaska State Senator Mike Hawker had that concern after his first life or death battle with prostate cancer.
Then in late 2012, Mayo Clinic became the first U.S. medical facility granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to use a new marker, called Choline C 11, which can make those stealthy cancer cells light up! In their own words, here are Rep. Hawker and Eugene Kwon, M.D., the researcher who made this medical breakthrough possible. [TRT 2:41]
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