There are many options on being diagnosed with prostate cancer, and definitely one size doesn’t fit all.
Gavin Hartford was diagnosed with prostate cancer around the same time as me in 2019. Within days, he and his wife took off on an amazing 27,000 kilometre road trip across West Africa. They simply left all thought of treatment behind in Johannesburg. Contrast this story with Paddy’s desire to just get the cancer out as quickly as possible, and my two week pre-treatment holiday on the Great Wall of China.
Here’s an opportunity to read a longer and more holistic account of one man’s prostate cancer journey than the blog post format normally allows. Gavin takes us through the back story of his journey, and the gritty truths that confront him once the Covid-19 pandemic forces an end to their trans-Africa odyssey. There is a rich cast of characters, from his travel experiences to the different rural and city doctors he encounters, to his own family and his personal inner journey.