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Winston had just turned 61 when he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2002. Fourtunately he was a true believer in regular PSA tests, having realized their importance for men past a certain age. After a small spike in one test he sought out a second opinion despite the fact that his urologist told him there was nothing to worry about. Thanks to his perseverance, Winston was diagnosed at an early enough stage for the cancer to be treated, and since then has been healthy, as proven by regular check-ups. He recognizes that his perseverance was crucial in ensuring that his cancer was discovered in time. “I took control of my situation," says Winston. “You have to be your own advocate."