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'Men struggle with low mood more significantly than women after cancer treatment’

Our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics looks at men who are living with cancer
Errol McKellar

Our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics looks at men who are living with cancer

When Errol McKellar was told he had prostate cancer, which if left unchecked could kill him in six months, he walked out of the consultation, sat in his car and ‘cried like a baby’.

As with many men in their 50s, the London-based garage mechanic was unaware of the warning signs and attributed his symptoms to ageing rather than disease.

Diagnosis came by chance. At his wife’s insistence, he went to his GP because of his snoring. While waiting to be seen he happened to pick up a leaflet about prostate cancer. The blood test he had

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