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Prostate Cancer Survivor Runs 600 Marathons, Shares Symptoms [Video]

When 61-year-old Tom Perri began running as a teen, he never imagined he’d go on to complete more than 2,000 races, logging over 100,000 lifetime miles.

He’s run in all 50 states — six times.

“I’m a true Gemini. I like to do things twice… and (then) it was the third, fourth, fifth, sixth (time),” Perri, who lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota, told TODAY’s Al Roker. “Now my goal, ultimately, is 14 times for the 50 states.”

But three years ago, Perri noticed a difference in his finish times. He was slowing down, which he at first attributed to overtraining, possible Lyme disease or maybe anemia. When he went in for a full physical exam, tests showed a different problem: his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood level was at more than 92 — an abnormally high reading.

Perri was diagnosed with stage 3 prostate cancer. A few months later, he learned the cancer had spread, changing the diagnosis to a stage 4.

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Mayo Clinic Explains Prostate Cancer [Video]

Learning about prostate cancer can be intimidating. Mitchell Humphreys, M.D., a urologist at Mayo Clinic, walks you through the facts, the questions, and the answers to help you better understand this condition. For more reading visit: https://mayocl.in/3ULbJmP. When it comes to your health, Mayo Clinic believes credible and clear information is paramount. There’s a lot to learn about prostate cancer. We’re here to help.0:00 Introduction0:37 What is prostate cancer?1:43 Who gets prostate cancer? / Risk factors2:38 Symptoms of prostate cancer3:14 How is prostate cancer diagnosed?4:21 Treatment options6:07 Coping methods/ What now?6:37 EndingStill have questions about prostate cancer? That’s okay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs3FrYs-IOcMore videos on prostate cancer Diagnosis and treating prostate cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VY73igeBUoMayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What happens after a prostate cancer diagnosis? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY0jYIj4r1ICancer Conversations: A Mayo Clinic Town Hall Series on Prostate Cancer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BS4YoO7yF0Visit Mayo Clinic: https://mayocl.in/3SjuMmjLike Mayo Clinic on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MayoClinic Follow Mayo Clinic on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayoclinic/ Follow Mayo Clinic on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MayoClinic