Les' Story

Dr. Salmon was so physically young that Dr. Springate encouraged him to fight cancer.
Les' experience became a source of strength when his daughter, Linda, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998.
Les enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Linda says that, "every day is a gift of time to share with our father."
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Physician, Patient, Cancer Survivor

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.”


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“I felt confident about the care I received back when I had cancer, and I still feel confident in coming to Harrison for my healthcare needs today.”