Hillis Family's Story

My family and I have a very personal connection to prostate cancer. I hope that by sharing our story we can help another family benefit from our experience. If it were not for my wife’s vigilance and persistence my story might be very different. She insisted that I ask my Doctor to check my PSA, and, to our surprise, I was diagnosed with medium-risk prostate cancer in October of 2014. With the guidance of a great Urologist, we decided on a Radical Prostatectomy. I have now been cancer-free for several years. 

I could not have gone through this life-changing disease without the support and unconditional love of my entire family.

Finally, I was completely overwhelmed when I was diagnosed, and the team at Prostate Cancer Canada* provided me with helpful information and support when I needed it most. In turn, I am pleased to volunteer my time to help other families face this disease and ensure that men get tested early. My sons will get an early baseline PSA test for sure.

Please join us and wear Plaid for Dad on the Friday before Father's Day. Future generations will thank you!

*On February 1, 2020, Prostate Cancer Canada amalgamated with the Canadian Cancer Society, bringing together two organizations working toward a common goal – a world where no Canadian fears cancer. This transformational partnership is a bold and critically needed step forward within the cancer charity sector in Canada. Prostate Cancer Canada’s important work in addressing prostate cancer in Canada will continue as part of the Canadian Cancer Society.