November 4, 2010

Gentlemen, we’re going in…

Posted in brisbane, health, life tagged , , , , , , , at 9:09 am by Margi Macdonald

It’s November.

In Australia it’s the time of year when we focus on men’s health issues, as men all over the country get into Movember.

So let’s just get to the point.

If Billy Connolly can do it, so can you.

And because it’s Billy, you know there will be some gloriously frank, colloquial language.

My Dad has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and he has an 85-95% chance of being cancer free in five years’ time. His cancer is fully contained within his prostate – there is no spread – and he will not need surgery. He was proactive in his self-care, and his cancer was found early.

If it’s been a while since you saw a GP for a check-up, what’s stopping you?

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2 Comments »

  1. brigid said,

    That’s a great reminder. My father felt ill last year but it didn’t seem too troublesome and he waited a while to visit the GP. He passed away six months after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. Being proactive is so important!

    • margihealing said,

      Oh Brigid,
      I’m sorry to read of your Father’s passing.
      Thank-you for reaffirming the ‘proactive’ message.


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