In December 2014, just before Christmas, mum and dad got the news that dad had a very aggressive and advanced form of prostate cancer.
Dad had various forms of treatment including radiotherapy and chemotherapy, including palliative care in a Spanish residencia. Unfortunately after 18 months dad's body gave up, but not after the tumours had developed throughout his body.
He was always a fairly healthy man who enjoyed life, but he slipped away far too quickly for any of us.
Since losing dad, there have been some great advances in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. It's with the help of charities like this that more developments can happen.
Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 5k to raise money and save lives.
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