A Wife's Tale
Prostate CancerMy darling husband Tim was almost given a death sentence - 'You have prostate cancer'. Until further tests results came back we were suspended in fear: we didn't know which cards fate would deal us we tried our best to smile through our tears.
"I decided to go to the doctor and have a check-up after our financial planner suggested I should cancel a life insurance policy. I agreed but first decided to go and get a full round of medical checks to make sure everything was ok."
Ian Tanner is no stranger to cancer having lost his dad to bowel cancer, and also a brother in law and sister to law to cancer.However, when Ian was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2015 at the age of 61 it came as a bit of a shock as he had been leading a very fit and active lifestyle.
"I view prostate cancer as a tiger I'm living with in a very confined space that I've got to learn to live and deal with. It's there and it's always going to be there, I can either learn to live with it or I can let it defeat me."
Mark Smith, 58 was diagnosed with prostate cancer 7 years ago and has been keeping the tiger at bay ever since.