I started this Blog after being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2010. I thought I was going to die! It was a way of keeping family and friends informed but then became a campaigning tool, helping to make improvements in hospitals nationally. 11 years on, after successful surgery, my PSA is still undetectable. I'm not continuing to Blog about prostate cancer, I'm hoping to leave it in the past, but this blog contains a great archive of information.
Within the 'World Cancer Community,' you'll often come across some extremely interesting and dedicated people, who after diagnosis give up a large amount of time to help others. One such person, Joe Bakhmoutski, lives in Melbourne and contacted me recently to record a podcast, which I was only too happy to do. It was rather strange going over what happened over 7 years ago, but it also brought home to me how lucky I was and still am to be here in this wonderful world.
In this episode, I’m talking to Daniel Sencier who shares his perspective in battling prostate cancer, dealing with a broken health system and finding new meaning and a new way of life despite cancer. Here’s what you're going to find out in this interview:
The hammer-blow of your diagnosis
How to deal with a broken system if you fall through the cracks
Why starting a blog can help you deal with cancer
The importance of gathering the facts about your cancer
Why some folks disappear from your life when they find out about your cancer