Former Proteas batsman Daryll Cullinan says being diagnosed with prostate cancer came as a shock.
Speaking on The Cricket Nomad, the former Proteas batsman said he had received the news during “a routine check”.
“I had it removed but it was still about … I’ve been through radiation and hormone therapy, which I’m still under. But I’m still on track for a cure,” he added.
“Last Thursday I got my first proper zero reading, but the hormone therapy plays a role in starving the cancer cells because they live off testosterone. And that’s what the hormone therapy does, it blocks your production of testosterone.”
Cullinan encouraged all men to get tested.
“Have your blood [samples] taken. I had no noticeable signs of it. There must be hundreds of thousands of men out there with no noticeable signs that are living with it until it’s too late.”