Like many men, 64-year-old Armadale local John Healy’s prostate cancer diagnosis came following a commitment to annual PSA testing. Going in to see his GP each year had become second nature to John after eight years of regular blood tests, when an elevated PSA result in 2016 sparked the shock discovery.
The news that he had prostate cancer was crushing for John, who had just lost his wife six months earlier to breast cancer and was raising his 14-year-old son alone.
“It was devastating to face prostate cancer and the prospect of treatment. In that situation your life is on the line and you’re kind of vulnerable. I was scared, I’d just lost my wife who was my advisor and my life partner, and then I was told I had cancer,” John said.