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.

Despite my age and lack of family history or risk factors, my results came back with slightly elevated PSA levels. And so did the next PSA test. And the next. And the next. Concerned, my doctor ordered a biopsy, and the results confirmed my diagnosis of prostate cancer at just 41.

My wife and I supported each other through the disbelief and acceptance of the diagnosis. When we felt strong enough and ready, we shared the news with our four children. It took me time and courage to share with other people in my life.

Once family and friends got over the shock of me being diagnosed at 41, many shared stories of men they knew and loved who had also been affected by the disease. I realized, that despite my age, I was now part of this brotherhood of prostate cancer.

After research and consultations with my doctor, I chose surgery as my treatment path. It’s been three years, and I am proud to say that I am a survivor of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer most certainly changed my life. But I survived. I am here to tell my story, to stress the importance of early detection (even at 40!) and to advocate whenever I can about education and awareness.

That’s why I’m asking you to support Prostate Cancer Canada and the work that it does in the areas of education and breakthrough research.

Prostate Cancer Canada’s mission is to advocate for men like me. Possibly for men like you or men you love. So please give.

Donate online to help more men like me share their inspiring stories of survival and gratitude for a future prostate cancer free.

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