John Morris’ story is an example of how far prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as men’

Approaching retirement from his career as a sales representative, when John first started to have health problems in 2005 at the age of 62, he simply put it down to age. However, the symptoms persisted so he eventually went to see his doctor, who referred him for a prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening. The screening results were extremely high – up in the ‘00s – and revealed that John was suffering from advanced stage prostate cancer.

“At this stage, it wasn’t clear whether the cancer had spread beyond the prostate,” John says. “But because of how high my PSA level was, I think everyone assumed the worst. I was given up to five years.”