The world renowned chef, regarded as the final word in Chinese
cuisine, decided to speak out about his journey with prostate
cancer in a bid to ensure other men become more vigilant and act
upon any concerns. Ken's cancer was an aggressive form of the
disease, but luckily contained within the prostate gland.
He said: "My initial reaction was
one of shock. No one wants to find out they have a time-bomb in
their body. I swim almost daily, eat a healthy diet, drink lots of
green tea and had no symptoms - cancer was the last thing on my
"I have chosen to speak out about
my experiences of prostate cancer to try and help other men be less
afraid if they are diagnosed and to seek help as soon as possible.
It is terribly important to catch aggressive prostate cancer early.
All men need to know that prostate cancer exists. Let's not walk
around with blindfolds on and let machoism be the death of
us," he urged.
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