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by Scott Meeks   |   January 29, 2019

Top Ten Most Read Blog Posts of 2018

2018 was a great year for our Journey to ZERO blog! Check out the top ten most read posts.

10. What It’s Like to Get a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: A Real-Life Story 
by Greater Boston Urology
In September 2013, Les Cavicchi was 59 years old and had, in his words, “an unbelievably great life.” But then Les learned he had prostate cancer. In this blog from February 2018, Les discusses what it’s like to hear the words “you have prostate cancer,” and what he did next.

Chris Hartley & Family

9.  Running Through Prostate Cancer
by Chris Hartley
On December 18, 2017, Chris Hartley sat hand-in-hand with his husband waiting to hear if he had prostate cancer. At 43, he was young and in shape. Prostate cancer couldn’t be a diagnosis for him, right?

8. The Best Nutrition to Combat Prostate Cancer
by Jenny Holt
Reports from the Nature Genetics state that a high-fat diet can significantly increase the likelihood of prostate cancer. If you are a man facing a prostate cancer diagnosis, this blog will help you learn what you can do to optimize your nutrition and give your body its best chance of fighting back.

7. Tai Chi & My Journey with Prostate Cancer
by Paul Bramblett
Having studied and practiced martial arts since 1983, tai chi has been an important part of Paul Bramblett’s coping strategy for dealing with prostate cancer. Balance, focus, and a measure of inner calm that have been cultivated with regular tai chi play have helped keep him centered as he dealt with worries and anxieties that chronic illness brings.

Michael Sudman and wife.

6. I’m a Man with the BRCA Genetic Mutation
by Michael Sudman
Michael Sudman begins his very personal blog with: I am a man. I have the BRCA genetic mutation. I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2015. I was 51 years old.

5. Remembering My Dad
by Katie Leary
Katie Leary’s father, at the age of almost 52, was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic adeno carcinoma of the prostate. It had already invaded many areas of his body. This blog is Katie’s tribute to her father.

 

4. Truck Drivers and Prostate Cancer
by Kara Paschal
Did you realize that sitting in a semi-truck could put truck drivers at a higher risk for prostate cancer? Well it’s true. This blog showcases new research that links vibrations, truck drivers and prostate cancer.

3.  Life after a Radical Prostatectomy: A Real-Life Story
by Greater Boston Urology
In a previous blog, Les Cavicchi talked candidly about his diagnosis. In this blog, Les continues his open and honest discussion about having a radical prostatectomy.

Les Cavicchi

2. What the 2018 Cancer Facts & Figures Really Mean for Prostate Cancer
by Jamie Bearse
Every year, ZERO breaks down the latest facts and figures surrounding prostate cancer. In this blog, CEO Jamie Bearse talks about stats that detail the largest jump in prostate cancer deaths in a decade. Once your read this blog be sure to check out the 2019 numbers.

1. Letter to the Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient
by Dan Zeller
“You have cancer.” Three little words that will change the lives of you and your family forever. It’s terrifying. It’s bewildering. It’s overwhelming. It sucks.

Thanks to all of our contributors for bringing such powerful blogs to ZERO in 2018. We look forward to another year of informative reads on Journey to ZERO! Want to contribute to the blog in 2019? Shoot me an email.