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Moving forward with God’s help

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Every so often I think about the last two years and that I am a cancer survivor. Why is this so important? Have a look at these statistics, and you will see why. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The latest American Cancer Society U.S. estimates for prostate cancer are for 2011. • About 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed. • About 33,720 men will die of prostate cancer. About one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. More than 2 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. One man in 36 will die of prostate cancer. Click www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-key-statistics When I had my one-year checkup at UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento, there was no sign of cancer, and they told me to come back in a year for another checkup. So today, I just wanted to put out the word about this wonderful victory, and now I have started a new venture, with God’s help and a wonderful doctor of years past who is an even more living miracle than me, Vince Licata, M.D., we take on my erratic heart beat problem, called atrial fibrillation. What will be the outcome? From personal experience I know this verse to be absolutely true. “ . . for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26 Dale Smith, Auburn