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Dad’s death from prostate cancer has made me determined to raise awareness

Chief nurse Karen Bonner wants to help find out why black men are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer as other men

Chief nurse Karen Bonner wants to help find out why black men are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer as other men

It came as a huge shock when my dad, Egbert, was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2010.

Although he remained remarkably relaxed about his diagnosis, I found the situation hard to deal with. Like many healthcare professionals, I felt torn between the professional and personal parts of myself.

As a nurse, I wanted to make sure my dad was receiving the right treatment and the best possible care. But as his daughter, I was devastated at the thought of losing him.

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