Dec 10, 2014 Laurelle Williams

Torsten Koehler is a ballsy testicular cancer survivor who this year has officially been cancer free for 19 years. He was born and raised in Windhoek, Namibia. At the age of 30, Torsten was diagnosed with testicular cancer whilst educating young teenagers about ‘sex education’ at a school. “I discovered a change in my testicles and was worried, so I went to the doctor. The diagnosis was cancer. I was lucky since they could operate right away. After receiving chemo, I was saved from death.” Yet then the real fight for life started as Torsten lost his passion for living…

Dec 10, 2013 Laurelle Williams

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer occurring in men. One in six men can expect to receive a diagnosis of Prostate cancer within their lifetime. However, with a cancer-specific five year survival rate approaching 100% death from prostate cancer is actually not common. Most men with Prostate cancer actually die from other causes such as heart disease or old age. Prostate cancer has one of the strongest relationships between age and any human malignancy. Clinically diagnosed prostate cancer rarely occurs before the age of 40, but the incidence rises rapidly thereafter. The risk of prostate cancer is increased approximately…

Dec 10, 2013 Laurelle Williams

Experts say that men could benefit greatly by being alert to certain cancer symptoms. It only requires a trip to the doctor’s office sooner, rather than later. But when it comes to scheduling doctor visits, men are notorious foot-draggers. In fact, some men would never go to the doctor if it weren’t for the women in their lives. Linda Greeff, founder of People Living with Cancer and Cancer Buddies, comments that routine preventive care can diagnose cancer and other diseases in their early stages. When cancer is found early enough, there are more options for treatment. This means that there…