He had a few issues with his insurance and the antibiotic his doctor had prescribed for his abnormally high PSA, so Gregory didn’t return to the urologist or his regular doctor for a check up until the following year.
It was in February 2009 that his doctor told him he needed to take his blood work concerns seriously, and pay attention to his health due to his family history of cancer and disease.
After a second round of blood work, his urologist told him he had bad and good news: he had prostate cancer, and it was aggressive, but it hadn’t spread outside of his prostate.
He decided to move forward with surgery quickly, and is monitored by his doctor regularly to ensure that his aggressive cancer does not return.
No matter what happened, I thank God every day that I am still above ground.
Greg then got involved with the ZERO Run/Walk in Washington, DC thanks to his cousin Adolphus, who had been diagnosed with the disease the year before. As one of the top fundraisers on his team – Team AWARE – Gregory recently became team captain and drives up from his home in North Carolina to attend the race each year.
I’m letting folks know that I’m a survivor, and I’m raising awareness with the DC Run/Walk. I make sure to talk to men about the disease and let them know that even though men don’t like to go to the doctor, it’s important. Prostate cancer is a silent killer, and they need to have a PSA test regularly.