As a general surgeon, Charles “Les” Salmon, MD, was renowned in our community for his optimistic manner. Before and after founding The Doctors Clinic in 1949, he cared for thousands of patients over his half-century medical career. However, his own diagnosis of stage 4 prostate cancer in 1991 tested that optimism.
“Hearing my diagnosis gave me a long moment of pause,” he says. “But after that moment, I just became determined to beat cancer.”