Surge editor recalls father’s bout with prostate cancer

August 21, 2013 

Hitting below the belt

This time, I’m getting personal.

My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years ago, and luckily, he said, it was caught through the diligence of his doctor - who he accused of merely wanting to stick his finger up his butt.

But joking aside, this doctor’s diligence saved my dad’s life, as the cancer was fought with the insertion of tiny pellets that zapped the cancer cells.

It sounds painful, but my dad said it wasn’t - except for the biopsy. What would have been painful would be death by prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men.

Am I trying to bum you out with all of this?

No, bear with me.

As a man older than 40 and with a history of prostate cancer in my family, it is time for me to be tested.

I don’t want to do it, but I’m going to have to.

So, until I can get up the courage, we drafted intrepid correspondent Derrick Bracey to find out what the prostate cancer exam is all about - and to also inform you about a prostate cancer awareness golf tourney featuring some well-known athletes set for this weekend in Myrtle Beach.

Bracey actually dropped trou and let his physician have his way with his nether regions all in the name of journalism - and for raising prostate cancer awareness among our readers - come on guys, you know you need to get tested - and along the Grand Strand.

So turn to our home page - ‘taint no time to waste when it concerns your health.

Kent Kimes, Editor

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