My name is Roger Passman and I have prostate cancer. More specifically my diagnosis reads adenocarcinoma. I recently learned that men are 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than women are that are diagnosed with breast cancer. Holy cow, I thought, why does the NFL wear so damn much pink emblematic of the fight against breast cancer when prostate cancer receives little or no attention. I am not diminishing the fight against breast cancer, far from it. But I think it is time for Yes…AND! Yes, the fight against breast cancer surely deserves attention AND so does the fight against prostate cancer. Not either/or but yes/and.
I started this blog on October 25th, 2012, just four days after my diagnosis. I plan on documenting my personal fight against prostate cancer for as long as I am alive. My goal is simple, post from 4 to 7 entries per week, documenting treatments and personal attitudes. My hope is that my sharing will be of service to others suffering from this disease, one that kills 88 Americans each and every day of each and every year, a whopping 32,120 men every year and 32,208 on leap year.