Norwood "Woody" Sloan - who spent 20 years in the Air Force and then worked for AT&T management for 20 years - never called in sick.
"My health was excellent," he says. "I never missed a day of work." So it came as a surprise to the Philadelphia native that right before his retirement from AT&T, he started experiencing problems. It was Christmas Eve, 1990 in Washington, DC. Sloan was driving on the Beltway to attend his holiday office parties and needed to pull over at every available rest stop. That's when he realized he had a problem. Sloan's family doctor sent him to a urologist, who ordered up a battery of tests, including a PSA blood test, bone scan and biopsy. At age 59, Woody was diagnosed with prostate cancer. As with many men with prostate cancer, there were no warning signs. "I never thought I would come down with cancer," he says.
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