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The journey to my diagnosis took a long time, included too many tests to count, and of course, a lot of sleepless nights. Three years ago, the word came - early prostate cancer, and the next stage of the journey began - bringing surgery, rehab, and tests that will continue for the rest of my life.
I always thought that I was too young for this, and to tell the truth it just wasn’t on my radar. I was confused as to what to do, even though someone I love had the same cancer at a young age as well.
I’m grateful that my wife and family urged me to talk with a specialist and to act quickly after the diagnosis. I know it saved my life. I am also grateful that I had a doctor that was committed to my winning this battle; it takes all oars in the water and rowing in the same direction to fight this insidious disease.
Since I’ve had the cancer, I’ve learned some things.
According to the American Cancer Society:
-Prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer in American men.
-There will be an estimated 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer in 2017, and more than 26,000 deaths due to the disease.
Men, if you notice potential symptoms of prostate cancer, you should talk to your doctor. This is survivable with early detection and the right treatment. I consider myself blessed in that I am here writing this message and hope that someone, somewhere reads it and simply gets checked.
Little things (like a simple PSA) can make a huge difference in the fight.
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