Dad, We Need to Talk

During the Holidays last year I had the chance to speak to a high school student who was asking me about my book. I was surprised to see how much they knew and how many great questions they had about Prostate Cancer. I went home and came up with the idea to use this incredible group to further the work on stressing the need for early detection. I took the idea to the great folks at Lighthouse Media and they worked closely with me to make this vision a reality. The video will be presented to all the high schools in Lunenburg and Queens County during the month of November and with a partnership with the Best Western Plus in Bridgewater each school will receive copies of my book as a leave behind and future reference. Sanofi, a major Canadian pharmaceutical company provided a grant which made the project possible. The cast consists of my teenage niece, Micaela Sabean and HANK FM personality Eric Whynot along with one of the best Urologist in Canada, Dr Greg Bailly. The essence of the project is awareness and this is how the video will achieve this.

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Guard That Goal

By Dan Hennessey

At age 49, happily married and the father of two girls, prostate cancer was the last thing on my mind. My work as a realtor kept me on the go day and night, and I stayed fit playing hockey and golf and running. But some things seem to catch up to you no matter your age or lifestyle. The new doctor in my life, Dr. Andrew Humphrey, noticed that I hadn’t had the dreaded annual rectal exam in a few years. This test saved my life, I believe, but also changed it forever. Dr. Humphrey was quick to refer me to a urologist, Dr. Greg Bailly, who sent me for a biopsy.

All this occurred early in December 2005. But with Christmas approaching, the results would have to wait until January 2006. This holiday was one to remember, with thoughts of what the future might bring always on my mind.

The day I received the call from Dr. Bailly telling me that I had prostate cancer, my wife was away on business and I was at home with our one-year-old. Thoughts spun around in my head: Wasn’t this something that older men got? How fast can we get this thing [...] continue the story