80-year-old Central Coast local Jerry Zarb is passionate about living life to the fullest… and having fun while he’s at it! A local Community Radio presenter at Lake Macquarie FM, Jerry’s happy-go-lucky attitude has helped him get through every obstacle he’s faced throughout his life, including a prostate cancer journey which began in 2002.
Unlike many men with prostate cancer, Jerry’s diagnosis didn’t come through an abnormal PSA reading – he first realised something was wrong when he began having issues with his sexual function. After seeing a GP and being sent to a clinic to investigate further, he was told the news which changed his life in an instant.
“I was young – when I started having issues I thought hang on a minute! I explained to the doctor at the clinic what was going on and she said ‘I think you have prostate cancer’. I’m so grateful, she saved my life,” Jerry said.