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Prostate Patients Suffer as Money Overwhelms Optimal Therapy
San Francisco Chronicle

When Max Calderon learned he had prostate cancer in 2010, his urologist recommended radiation therapy at a clinic in Salinas, California. Calderon had just turned 77 and wasn’t an ideal candidate for the treatment, according to national guidelines established by 21 U.S. cancer-research centers. Lab tests showed a high probability his cancer had spread, and his advanced age pointed to the use of other therapies.