Prostate cancer : Caring for Daddy through the treatment

Dad was diagnosed 4 years ago with prostate cancer. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer report more than 1.1 million new cases have appeared since 2012 in men. In 84 countries globally, it is the most common type of cancer.

It was a really rough two years after he was diagnosed through a routine check- up at the doctors. Immediately he underwent heavy chemotherapy and many long days in hospital because of his rapidly deteriorating condition. He went from being an active man with frequent fun evenings with mom and their friends to endlessly sick from all the treatments they prescribed. My parents had no more life, which took a damper on their moral. We were all terribly heartbroken and lacked happy thoughts but we continued to give him the best care we could whether at home or in the hospital with as much positivity as we could.

Little by little we organised a tight schedule where we could all help given our commitments and workload. The greatest part of this illness in our family life, is that it brought us all together and gave us a sense of team building striving for a common goal of getting him better