When Ted Thorne received his prostate cancer diagnosis, his immediate fear was that he wouldn’t be around to see his grandsons grow up.
Five years on, Ted is enjoying every second with his beloved family. Following robotic-assisted surgery to remove his prostate just a few months after his diagnosis, Ted and his wife of 52 years, Susie, became two of the very first members to join the Advanced Prostate Cancer Club. Sharing experiences with fellow patients and survivors can be a real comfort for those facing cancer. For Ted, having a “band of brothers you can relate to and talk to about the various things that are going on” has been an incredible source of support.
Guy’s Cancer Charity provided vital start-up funds for the support group, which brings together men with advanced prostate cancer and their loved ones. For both Ted and Susie, the comprehensive, personalised support they have received from Guy’s Cancer fills them with hope and confidence. With this continued care, Ted is planning many more years with his grandsons.
“The friendliness and support can’t be bettered anywhere, and you know that you are in safe hands.”
That’s why we’re not just Guy’s Cancer Charity, but Ted’s too.
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