My story is a story that many men in the Afro-American faces, yet it a story that is untold. I was Dx with PC in July 2014, but what makes my story amazing for a lack of better words. My dad was Dx in May 2014. I went to visit my dd in Atlanta in May 2014 and he informed me he had PC and would be treated with seed implants in June 2014. I was shocked and a little scared for my dad but was supportive and returned back in June to support him. Like most Afro American men there was no real talk about the procedure or side effect. It was he had seed implants and that he would need to see the doctor for a number of times in a period of time. Then as I was leaving to return home my dad told me to get checked. Me being 51 at the time and having no symptoms I said ok, but in the the back of mind saying Im not at risk. But me being a good son went and got checked and to my shock my PSA was very high so a biopsy was scheduled and to my shock I had PC. Like most men of color I didnt tell anyone for a few days nor did I tell my family that I was under going these test. I made all the treatment options on my own. I decided to have RP October 2014. My family and friends were supportive but they really didnt want to hear about any side effects I was having or the need to get tested. It is my desire now to tell my story because there is hope, there is no need to fear.
Gregory’s Story Twice As Many