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Fighting prostate cancer - and winning
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John, who is currently cancer-free
John, who is currently cancer-free
Thanks to the immediate attention from this clinic, my dad is cancer-free. ‘After 6-monthly check-ups for 5 years, I’m down to just an annual.’

Sadly, though, my uncle, who opted for surgery when he was diagnosed earlier than my dad, has recently discovered that there is cancer present somewhere in the area surrounding where his prostate used to be, so he’s now on a course of hormone therapy.

But following the success of my father’s treatment, we’re full of hope and remaining optimistic that he, too, will survive to tell the tale.

If you’ve been diagnosed, my dad reckons it’s essential to remain upbeat and not to dwell on the diagnosis: ‘Try to stay positive and focus on the future,’ he advises. ‘ALWAYS get a second opinion and read as much literature as available. I’d been reading the wrong information since I’d been told it was in the early stages, not advanced.

'Take exercise and stay fit. My regular walks alleviated some of the stress. The support of your family is crucial. At no point did I allow the circumstances to interfere with my normal life and was really fortunate to suffer no side effects whatsoever. I carried on with my charity activities with Rotary and chose research into prostate cancer as a beneficiary from several of our collections.’




  
  

Love & Sex Editor
2010/04/27
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