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I started researching prostate cancer and scared the hell out of myself

Like most hospitals, the Manhattan campus of the New York Harbor VA Hospital is laid out like an intestine, and it operates about as fast as one. At the security checkpoint, where the X-ray scanner was broken, three security guards chatted and passively watched the line grow while a fourth wand-frisked and bag-checked people, one-by-one. I walked through the main lobby, where I have in the past spent minutes waiting for one of the eight elevators to show up. Today I was lucky because I only had to walk down one, short, low-ceilinged hallway to get to a clinic on the ground floor.

I wasn’t looking forward to having my prostate checked. I’ve lived in New York for two years, and I’m…

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