I’m Jimmy and my cancer journey began in August 2015 with a visit to my GP for a routine blood test, a present to myself for turning 50 - an NCT if you like! The blood test results came back with an elevated PSA reading at 19.2.
A lot of men are put off going to their doctor because of embarrassment and fear. They tend to neglect the early signs too - like difficulty or frequency urinating. Fortunately for me, I do not embarrass easily. Three years ago, aged 67, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The Irish Cancer Society today welcomed the news that Minister Simon Harris brought proposed legislation to Cabinet to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s, but warned that far more comprehensive regulation of e-cigarettes is needed.
Today is Metastatic Breast Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about the disease and acknowledge those people living with it, like Rhona. Rhona was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2004, after finishing treatment for primary breast cancer.
With the flu season starting this month, the Irish Cancer Society along with the National Immunity Office is encouraging cancer patients, their families and anyone living or working around cancer patients to get the flu vaccine.