Region: Fullerton, CA
"But most importantly, I want squeamish men out there to get screened for Prostate Cancer and not go through what I went and are still going through."
I was diagnosed with Stage IV Prostate Cancer 5 years ago and was told the survival rate was 28%. And as much as it devastated me, looking back at my journey I have a new and less stressed outlook on life. I became nicer, I laugh more and I enjoy the little things in my daily life. I became motivated to tell my story by starting to run marathons. My fondest memory was after completing 29 marathons, I had dozens of people who cheered me on and even told me their own stories of cancer. However, I am truly grateful to my oncologist, Dr. Mitch Vora who saved my life by allowing me to have 15 taxotere sessions, 9 over the normal protocol. I’m sharing my story because I want people to know that you could enhance your longevity by doing research, getting different medical opinions and staying positive and proactive. But most importantly, I want squeamish men out there to get screened for Prostate Cancer and not go through what I went and are still going through.
If you would like to hear more of my story, I wrote this article back in 2016 for my local paper: