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Willie’s Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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Now I truly have something to sing about.

A personalized approach to prostate cancer treatment. Willie Watkins never worried about being sick. In fact, he needed some coaxing to make an appointment when things didn't seem quite right. It was then that his doctor discovered early stage prostate cancer, and referred him to Northwestern Medicine and the team at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Known as "Mr. Sunshine” to his team, Willie underwent radiation therapy to eliminate the cancer, while maintaining his active lifestyle. Now, Willie coaches basketball and sings in his choir with a renewed belief that everything happens for a reason, but with the right team you can make it.

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