For Trevor Fergusson and his wife Florence, their peaceful retirement became much more stressful when Trevor was told his prostate cancer had returned, 16 years after his initial diagnosis. Although many things have changed since he first went through cancer treatment, Trevor and Florence’s commitment to each other and motivation to beat the cancer remain equally as strong.
Trevor was first diagnosed with early prostate cancer in 2003 while he was living in Brisbane. As he has a mechanical heart valve, this meant he was unable to have surgery as a treatment option and went on to receive radiation therapy treatment in Brisbane’s CBD.
“My prognosis at the time wasn’t terribly optimistic. I received radiation therapy every day for seven weeks which worked well, but I always knew it would return one day, and here I am now,” Trevor said.