Nikole Gunn

Jonathon Coleman’s cancer battle

Much loved radio and TV star Jonathon Coleman has urged Aussie men to get checked for prostate cancer after revealing his own battle with the disease.

The 62-year-old Macquarie Radio star has told 2GB’s Steve Price he received the diagnosis a year ago with tests revealing it had already spread to the lymph nodes and bones.

“It was just like being in a movie. It was so weird. I was suddenly ‘that’ person. I was on my own and your life just sort of flashes before your eyes.”

What followed was 18 weeks of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiotherapy; all why trying to maintain a ‘normal’ life.

“I did the whole chemo thing whilst also doing Studio 10 every day and doing my show for Macquarie on Talking Lifestyle every night.  I just decided I wanted to continue as normal.

“That’s my defence mechanism; being a positive and happy person.”

In his chat with Price, ‘Jono’ revealed he doesn’t know if he’ll ever be clear of the disease and urged men to learn from his experience.

“The blood test is one thing. But men have got to actually insist and say ‘I want a digital examination because then I’ll be completely happy with the outcome.’ I didn’t do that.”

“My message, I guess, to people and men all over Australia is to get yourself checked.  If you’re not happy with just the PSA test or blood test, say: I want a digital examination.”

For more information on prostate cancer; head to Prostate Cancer.

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Cheryl Broadhurst
19 Jul 2018 - 9:03 pm

Good God Jonathon Coleman,
I adore your radio show and I’m hoping for your sake, you’ll soon be freed from this invasive disease.
Heart goes out to you Jono.

Neil Mc Culloch
24 Jul 2018 - 7:39 am

Good Morning Johno,

I contracted Seminoma Cancer, and ended up with two and half kilos of the cancer behind my chest, and ended up one of fifteen in the country to have this cancer. I was doing breakfast radio, and then going for my chemo from 9 until 4, five days a week. I understand where you are coming from,

Macca ( Neil Mc Culloch)