Sally is running a week on men’s health. She kindly allowed me to talk about my father and the need to #getchecked
My thanks to Geoff Le Pard for contributing this post with its important message to Men’s Health Week. My own father was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 76 but died from the effects of the treatment four years later. That was 20 years ago and both the treatment options and survival rates are now improving dramatically. Provided the disease is detected early enough.
Please read Geoff’s post and if you are male and over 50 then #GETCHECKED.
Bottling it Up by Geoff Le Pard
My father died on 12th March 2005. He had prostate cancer, as well as secondaries on bones and lungs but it was the prostate that did for him. His last night, in Poole hospital, he could no longer speak. He did however manage a small wave of two fingers when I came into the room after he woke. He was heavily medicated so it could…
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