The Witcher community is coming out in support of Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt in CD Projekt's Witcher game trilogy and occasional drinking partner of PC Gamer writers, who revealed on Twitter yesterday that he has cancer.
"I had no idea. Random check and Boom… I have full blown prostate cancer," Cockle tweeted. "Treatment ongoing but looking good so far. Men over 50… get a PSA test… just in case."
I had no idea. Random check and Boom… I have full blown prostate cancer. Treatment ongoing but looking good so far. Men over 50… get a PSA test… just in case. 🙂❤️ More info at @ProstateUK #MensHealth #health #prostatecancerawareness #prostatehealth https://t.co/HFItTImvU2June 6, 2023
The good news amidst all of this is that prostate cancer is one of the most treatable: Johns Hopkins, for instance, says that "the overall prognosis for prostate cancer is among the best of all cancers," and because most cases are caught relatively early and are curable, "the average long-term prognosis for prostate cancer is quite encouraging."
Cockle hasn't commented further on his diagnosis, but his advice is correct and should be heeded: If you're a man over 50, get tested—just in case.