Randall Kam has Stage IV prostate cancer, but he doesn’t let that stop him. After completing the Long Beach Marathon in October 2014, Randall had a PSA test done the very next day with terrifying results. After retesting twice and seeing his numbers rise each time, additional tests showed that he had prostate cancer, and it has metastasized. As surgery was not an option, Randall went on hormone therapy and chemotherapy to treat Stage IV disease.
A dentist for thirty years and avid runner, Randall has completed more than 125 marathons in his life, six of those while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. He has now become a dedicated advocate for prostate cancer awareness and encourages men to be tested for the disease at every opportunity. At each race he’s run since his diagnosis, Randall wears a sign on his back that tells the story of his prostate cancer diagnosis and encourages men to be tested for the disease.
I want people to talk to the older men in their lives and say, ‘Hey, I saw this guy running.’ I’m trying to do what I can to get men to not be ashamed.
Randall Kam to the Orange County Register in April 2015
Randall is still undergoing hormone therapy treatments and has seen his PSA fall to 0.3. Now 59, he doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon – he competed in the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Long Beach in June, and is planning to run the New York Marathon this year with Team ZERO Endurance. Randall’s positive attitude and exuberant personality have inspired many in his community, and he is dedicated to continuing to raise awareness while he competes in marathons and other running events across the country.
Read a Q & A with Randy about his journey after this year’s OC Marathon here.