Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Ron Is the Bloke Cancer Can't Kill

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Ron Is the Bloke Cancer Can't Kill

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Byline: Sherele Moody Sherele.Moody@apn.com.au

COULD Ron Myler be one of Bundaberg's greatest fighters?

The 79-year-old great-great-grandfather has defeated cancer twice and is lining up to give the disease the boot for the third time.

After overcoming bowel cancer in 2000 and prostate cancer in 2007, Mr Myler learned last March that the latter had returned.

Unable to have normal radiation therapy or to have his prostate removed, the Cancer Council Queensland hospital support volunteer had brachytherapy.

This involves surgeons inserting radioactive seeds into the gland to eradicate the disease.

"Everything is going really well," Mr Myler said of his outlook.

"I have to go to Brisbane for a check-up in a few weeks' time, but I'm pretty confident it will be gone."

Mr Myler said the initial bowel cancer diagnosis was "extremely shocking" for himself and his wife, Beryl, but they refused to let it get them down.

"We're both the kind of people who believe you have to be positive," he said. …

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