Blog posts tagged as survivor



Early Detection Helped Me Survive
2013-12-04 3:23:48 PM
Forty is a big milestone year. For me, it was, but not in the way that you might think. Ironically, I think it was my doctor that gave me the most meaningful 40th birthday gift that I received – a PSA test of all things.
Early Detection: A Family Issue
2014-12-16 2:14:19 PM

"I can say with absolute certainty that the PSA test saved my husband’s life."

Not on My Radar: Jim Yarrow's Story
2014-12-24 3:16:38 PM
Jim Yarrow understands the critical importance of early detection because, as he says, “Prostate cancer was not on my radar” when it became an enormous factor in his life.
A Survivor's Tale: Plotting Against Prostate Cancer
2015-11-30 11:28:59 AM
Looking back on the time he spent tracking his Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels, Jon Picken joked that he wished his corporate balance sheet had followed the same upward trend.
Like father, like son, like brother, like son: Ian McFadyen’s prostate cancer story
2016-03-16 11:16:23 AM
As I sat patiently during one of my recent visits to a Doctor’s office waiting room, I glanced up at a television playing a loop of health promotion clips. Almost as if the monitor itself were a crystal ball into my own, personal reflections, the clip that happened to be playing was a Prostate Cancer Canada spot involving a number of NHL alumni encouraging men to proactively talk to their doctor about their PSA number.
A Newfound Perspective: Vince Schiralli's Story
2016-07-21 11:10:48 AM
Prostate Cancer survivor Vince Schiralli discusses his journey from early detection to active surveillance, and the renewed sense of perspective he's gained from his experience.
Evan Hickey's Story
2016-12-05 11:48:11 AM
When Evan Hickey learned that his father, Bob, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was shocked - left with what he describes as "a very surreal feeling". That was in 2009, and at the time he didn't know much about the disease. He had a lot of questions...
My wife, a PSA test, and a prostate cancer diagnosis - in that order
2016-12-22 11:53:27 AM
When Brian Hillis first began experiencing symptoms of the most common cancer in men, the oft-used expression that prostate cancer is a family’s disease could not have rung more true. Whereas spending so much time standing in the bathroom struggling to urinate in the middle of the night didn’t strike him as a cause for concern, his wife, June, on the other hand, heard the resulting silence as the sound of deafening alarm bells.
This is Why We Wear Plaid
2017-02-28 10:21:33 AM
Each year across Canada, Father’s Day weekend takes on an additional layer of meaning for the many families that have been affected by prostate cancer. As the most common cancer in men, each diagnosis is shared with loved ones, including children, spouses, and siblings. It is for this reason that at a time of year that is dedicated to celebrating the men we love, Canadian workplaces and individuals come together in a show of solidarity by wearing Plaid for Dad and raising money for prostate cancer research.
Rick Ducharme: Living today with an eye on tomorrow
2017-12-15 12:20:24 PM
“I’m a lucky man,” reflected Rick Ducharme, 68, on a life he has both cherished and feels confident is far from over.
From Survivor to Dream Car Driver
2018-04-05 2:36:39 PM
When Robert Peressotti bought a Rock the Road Raffle ticket on December 24th, he had no idea he was buying the winning ticket.
Keeping Zaidie Phil alive through stories and giving
2018-09-13 4:17:31 PM
Phil Feldberg died of prostate cancer, but he’s still present to his daughter
Unexpected loss inspires action
2018-09-21 11:13:51 AM
Lindsay Clarke will never forget the day before her 28th birthday. It was the day her dad was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.
Rob Sandler’s ‘crazy story’ about his prostate cancer diagnosis
2018-10-18 12:19:31 PM
I feel unbelievably lucky… to be alive. Lucky to be here with my wife and kids. Lucky to have more time! Lucky that my prostate cancer was discovered early enough to be treated.
A face off with prostate cancer
2018-11-08 12:42:09 PM
Between facing off with Team USA in the 2002 Olympic finals, and later learning her dad had prostate cancer, women’s hockey player Sami Jo Small has encountered her fair share of challenges.
From survivor to dream car driver
2019-01-07 11:52:08 AM
When asked whether Robert Peressotti, the most recent winner of Rock the Road Raffle and a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera, would be purchasing Raffle tickets again this year, the answer was a resounding, “Of course!” He doesn’t want to miss the chance to win an enviable car and give to a cause that’s close to his heart.

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