Joe DiGiovanni

First post: Jul 3, 2018 Latest post: Dec 3, 2018
In May 2016, despite regular visits for checkups at the doctor's office, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer at the age of 51. It was quite the shock and has changed the lives of myself and my family forever. I underwent chemotherapy in 2016 to beat back the disease. The average age of a person diagnosed with prostate cancer is 66, and typically that form of the cancer moves slowly. Unfortunately, when men get the disease early, like me, the disease is typically very aggressive and difficult to fight. A regimen of oral chemo pills and hormone medications for about two years helped keep the cancer from spreading significantly. I set up this site in June 2018 as a space where my family and I could keep you updated.