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As many of you know the year 2011 has been in many ways a year that I dont think i will forget in a hurry. I have had many ups and downs. But I must say I am ending the year in a very very positive way.
A routine check at the doctors because I had a feeling things didnt seem quite right and a friend telling me, mate you should get that checked led to me finding out I had prostate cancer.
At only 48 it isn't something that you would expect especially without any family history and still what I consider and statistics say to be to young for prostate cancer.
As we all know cancers are all different and act and are treated in many different ways. I thought as most of you all probably do that prostate cancer is something that older men get and people say how slow growing it is.
But in my case I wasnt really given an option it was surgery if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with my family.
The specialist sits you down and tells you of the possible long term side effects from the surgery that most men would cringe at including myself. But it all seemed very insignificant at the time. All you are thinking of is you are going to beat this thing and nothing else matters.
I then went down the path of surgery and was lucky enough to be able to use the Da Vinci Robot a machine that speeds up the surgery recovery time a truly remarkable piece of equipment that isnt readily available in hospitals in Australia.
We have just recently heard of The Ride to Conquer Cancer being advertised and this is how our fundraising has started.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, is a cycling journey throughout Victoria's scenic countryside that Im embarking on to fight cancer. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact will be made!
Contribute to this history-making event with a donation. Funds raised in The Ride to Conquer Cancer will support Peter Mac, the only public hospital in Australia solely dedicated to cancer.
Thank you in advance for your help.