Share Your Prostate Cancer Story for the TRUE Campaign

This post has been sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation. All thoughts and ideas are 100% my own.

Share your prostate cancer story for the TRUE Campaign. Prostate Cancer has affected my family, and it's time for us to share our stories and make this cancer more known.
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Like with most things, prostate cancer wasn’t on my radar until it very much was.

My father-in-law received a prostate cancer diagnosis, and he has three sons. I think often about my husband’s risk factors and how little we actually know about the disease. I also have a son, so that’s three generations of loved ones I’d like to help support and protect indefinitely. When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of it as more than just a day. I think of it as a season. Honestly, that’s the best way to get through a frigid February in New England! I think about my loved ones, and all of the ways I can brighten their days or help share knowledge about important topics like this one. This Valentine’s season?

I want to share my story, and encourage others to do the same.

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation is launching TRUE – to celebrate and honor caregivers of prostate cancer patients. This includes spouses, partners, nurses, doctors, children, friends, and more. There’s a stigma associated with a prostate cancer diagnosis, as well as a general lack of knowledge about the disease, for a variety of reasons. This lack of general knowledge about prostate cancer also extends to the many challenges that patients and their caregivers face. Prostate cancer caregivers are often unsupported and under acknowledged, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation would like to change this by sharing TRUE inspirational stories of the people who live TRUE love everyday by providing love and care to men.

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With a family history of this form of cancer, I’m more aware than ever. 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime, and that could be your loved one. That’s why PCF’s TRUE campaign is important. Share your personal caregiving story on their website to help raise awareness of this disease. That way, PCF can honor the patient and the caregiver during the month of February. Also, one winner will receive a curated care package from Kristen Bell! AND, all will receive a gift.

When I was growing up, I lost my father pretty young, and then my mom remarried. I had SEVEN grandparents. That’s why as a parent now, I’m extra-sensitive about the health of my parents, in-laws, husband and kids. And myself, of course!

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So now it’s time to hear from you! Tell your story of how you were personally impacted by prostate cancer. Share your story on the TRUE campaign’s website to be honored during the month of February. And remember – one winner will receive a curated care package from Kristen Bell, and all will receive a gift! Also, make sure you read all the amazing stories at pcf.org/TRUE. This is an amazing way to shed light on the disease, and work to make a better world for all of us.

Will you share your story?

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  1. What a great initiative and actually my own grandfather was diagnosed with this years back. Thankfully his was contained. He received radiation treatments and went into remission. But still remember that initial diagnosis and am glad there there is a place now to share and get more info out about this.

  2. Hi Tamara, I’m sorry to hear about your Father-In Laws diagnosis. My Dad got diagnosed with an agressive form two years ago and if it weren’t for his awareness of the symptoms and his quick visit to the Doctors he probably wouldn’t be here today… Another thingswe learned was that because he had already had testicular cancer many years ago he was actually at a higher risk of contracting prostrate cancer. Now that was something he wasn’t told back then… Wishing you and your family all the best with fighting that cancer!


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  4. My father passed away from Prostrate Cancer and it’s something that I now worry about for my sons. It’s also tough reading stories about loved ones being diagnosed, but so happy to hear that there are initiatives like these to bring light to such a dreaded and awful disease.

  5. thank you for this. i am living this right now as my father has/had prostate cancer. we learned about it on thanksgiving (what a downer!), then he started radiation which recently finished. he has to wait some time to get re-tested, but we are all hoping for the best. i hear his odds are great and that has given me a lot of relief. i hope your father-in-law receives a clean bill of health soon!

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