My First Blog Post

Life Living With Stage 4 Prostate Cancer

I decided to start this blog to tell the story of life (mine and that of others) living with prostate cancer. In my case Stage 4 (terminal) prostate cancer.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Published by Tony Collier

Diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in May 2017 when I went from training for an ultra marathon to terminally ill in 36 hours. It was a pretty bad runners "groin strain"

2 thoughts on “My First Blog Post

  1. Well written and spot-on, Tony! Such an important message for all men. As with most of the guys diagnosed with prostate cancer, I too had absolutely no symptoms, but yet my cancer was in the final stage before escaping the prostate, and the tumour was the size of 2.5 golf balls. Even several digital rectal exams over the years reported everything normal. Therefore, I’m incredibly grateful for the PSA blood test. Although this test cannot detect prostate cancer, it can monitor results and look for trends and fast-rising results. Without the PSA blood test that identified my rising results over the years, I may not have known about my cancer until it spread beyond the prostate. If men wait for symptoms, it’s most likely already spread. If caught early, that doesn’t necessarily mean treatment is required. Early detection gives the most options, including active surveillance. Men, please take this message seriously.

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  2. Reblogged this on Gogs Gagnon and commented:
    Well written and spot-on, Tony! Such an important message for all men. As with most of the guys diagnosed with prostate cancer, I too had absolutely no symptoms, but yet my cancer was in the final stage before escaping the prostate and the tumour was the size of 2.5 golf balls. Even several digital rectal exams over the years reported everything normal. Therefore, I’m incredibly grateful for the PSA blood test. Although this test cannot detect prostate cancer, it can monitor results and look for trends and fast-rising results. Without the PSA blood test that identified my rising results over the years, I may not have known about my cancer until it spread beyond the prostate. If men wait for symptoms, it’s most likely already spread. If caught early, that doesn’t necessarily mean treatment is required. Early detection gives the most options, including active surveillance. Men, please take this message seriously.

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