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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway

This year’s giveaway is…homework? We’re offering a chance to score some free required reading for prostate cancer advocates. We’re also honored to include a canvas print donated by artist and prostate cancer advocate Doug Sparling from his Cancer As Art series. Scroll down for prize pictures and how to enter!

The lucky winner will receive…

  • A pair of books covering a range of prostate cancer experiences, including The Prostate Chronicles: A Medical Memoir writen by prostate cancer advocate Bob Tierno
  • An original artwork from Doug Sparling‘s Cancer As Art series, “Xenograft Model of Prostate Cancer (Series 17c)” – includes a stand
  • “Warrior” stickers
A selection of books to be given away
Artwork to be given away
Stickers to be given away

How to enter

  1. Feeling lucky? Submit one entry here:
  2. Want to double your luck? For an extra entry, submit your email above AND submit a story between 300 and 500 words. You’ll automatically receive an extra entry.

Enter your story here

Giveaway starts on August 30, 2019 08:00AM EST and ends on on September 30, 2019 11:59PM EST. Three winners will be notified via email. The winners have 48 hours to claim their prizes before an alternate winner is selected. For more information, please read our Terms and Conditions. Good luck!

Comments

  • Robertg
    5 days ago

    Just started Down The Long Road of prostrate cancer

  • ninaw moderator
    3 days ago

    @Robertg, the long road indeed. Where are you at now? Pre-treatment? A good place to find other folks to chat with is the community page: https://prostatecancer.net/community/. I’d also recommend just scrolling through some of the articles from our team of patient advocates: https://prostatecancer.net/living/. Glad you’re here, although of course I wish you didn’t have a reason to be! – Nina, ProstateCancer.net Team

  • MikeinTulsa
    2 weeks ago

    At age 55, I went to my MD for my annual physical. When asked, I told him I felt fantastic.

    About 10-years ago, he started getting labs before the exam, which made sense. This time, his questions during the exam focused on urinary function and erections (I had no problems with either). The digital exam was thorough. And I asked him “what are you looking for? Gold?”

    He explained that my PSA had jumped from 3.5 last year to 7.0 this year. Referred to a urologist, who did a biopsy which confirmed cancer with a Gleason 7. Had a DaVinci prostatectomy. Pathology found clean margins, no spread outside the capsule, clean lymph nodes and seminal vesicles.

    Today, I’m 68, healthy and still working. My wife and I will celebrate 43 years in October. I continue helping men as a sounding board and resource for prostate cancer, and I’m grateful for where I am today, where I have been and where I’m going.

  • ninaw moderator
    2 weeks ago

    @MikeinTulsa, I’m sometimes reminded how mind blowing it is that you can have no symptoms and yet something so life-threatening growing inside your body. I’m glad your doc was attentive, if not very chatty until after your exam! Sounds like as good results as anyone could hope for. Thrilled that you and your wife can celebrate many more anniversaries together. Thanks so much for posting this hopeful story. Glad you’re here.

    – Nina, ProstateCancer.net Team
    Want to hear more from the community? Join us on the Community page: https://prostatecancer.net/community/.

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