My name is Franco. I’m 49 and was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in October 2011.

I had a robotic assisted radical prostatectomy at Peter Mac Hospital in March of this year. Since then I’ve recovered well with no side effects that usually follow this type of surgery. I’m back riding my push bike, running and keeping fit. During the past football season I coached Under 9’s in Rowville and am also a keen footballer.

I would love to play in the Legends Game as I think I am a good example that Prostate Cancer is not an old man’s disease. I put up the argument that it can strike you in your forties but with early diagnosis and a positive frame of mind, you can beat the disease. Be vigilant about your Prostate even if you are under 50 and GET TALKING TO YOUR GP.

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