Dating a prostate cancer survivor
For Telpner, finding that optimism after his diagnosis had a lot to do with the Movember campaign."Being involved in Movember gave me focus to put my experience into some kind of positive energy," he says."To have those kind of people sending you that positive energy and being supportive and caring, it helps recovery substantially." It's that support that Telpner now offers to others as a survivor.Only a few minutes into his interview with , Telpner received a phone call from Robert Cherniack, a childhood friend who was in the process of deciding on a prostate cancer treatment.Like many men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, Telpner went in for testing only after he started experiencing symptoms. Stuart Edmonds, Vice President of Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship at Prostate Cancer Canada, says that early testing is crucial."The challenge is that when you have the symptoms of prostate cancer, it may already be [at] an advanced stage that may be tough to treat locally." Dr.
The same goes for men with the cancer — that is, as your age at treatment increases, so does your risk of ED. Sexual function declined in both groups, but was more pronounced after surgery."It wasn't like any traditional charity," Telpner explains."It was about having fun and raising funds and they were really true to their brand identity." Before long, Telpner was growing a moustache, raising funds and offering his advertising insights to the company every Movember.After two years of active surveillance—where his doctor monitored the cancer's growth rate—it was determined that Telpner would need a prostatectomy."The day after my prostatectomy I had about 300 messages from 'mo bros' and 'mo sisters,'" Telpner says.
But it wasn't until he was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 60 that he experienced the full breadth of what Movember had created.