In 2019, Alan went on holiday to Tenerife when he fell ill with gastroenteritis.
During a visit to a GP while on holiday he had his blood checked, which revealed he had raised prostate-specific antigen(PSA) of 5.5ng/ml.
Autopsy studies suggest that one in three men over the age of 50 have some cancer cells in their prostate, but when PSA levels exceed 3ng/ml, this could indicate that there’s an underlying issue.
After enduring a 24-month wait to get his PSA score checked again in 2021, Alan’s test result showed it has risen from 5.5ng /ml to 7.7ng /ml.
He was therefore referred to the hospital to undergo further tests, which is when he was formally diagnosed with prostate cancer, at the age of 65.
This story originally Appeared on Express.co.uk