Todd McMillion

Todd McMillion

Todd didn’t look like he could be the face of prostate cancer. Todd was healthy, a professional athlete even, and he was young, only 39. No one expected Todd to catch the flu, much less be diagnosed with prostate cancer.As shocking as it seemed, Todd wasn’t the anomaly everyone made him out to be. Truth is 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States, and in Canada prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men with 25% [1] . Prostate cancer is more common than most men think, and though Todd may have not exemplified all of the top risk factors the few he did left him susceptible.Todd’s story is real, and sadly diagnosis stories like Todd’s are becoming all too common. Todd McMillon, former defensive back for the Chicago Bears was just 39 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and what many of his family and friends didn’t know was he was getting tested regularly. After surviving prostate cancer Todd understood the power his story had to inform men about early testing through simple PSA tests, and discovered how little men actually know about the disease. He sees the need for a louder conversation about prostate cancer, and decided to start this conversation by sharing his own story.