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By DOUG MOORE
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

Doctor said it was cancer, it wasn't, but news came too late

 

February 18, 2018



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Last April, Harald Boerstler went in for his annual checkup. Among the results: an elevated protein level in his blood that could signal prostate cancer. The doctor told Boerstler high readings do not always signify cancer and he could wait and have the test run again or have a biopsy, a process of going through the colon to make 12 needle injections into the prostate for samples. It would require taking antibiotics beforehand and local anesthesia during the procedure.

Boerstler, 52, wanted to rule out cancer as quickly as possible. He was starting a new job the next mont...



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