I wanted to send good vibes and lots of love to Stephen Moser, the fashion columnist for The Austin Chronicle. In this week’s column, Stephen makes public the news that he’s suffering from prostate cancer. Hopefully he’ll recover, and in the meantime, he muses about it in the way only Stephen would:
For my age, the prostate-specific-antigen reading on my prostate should be around 2.5. Mine is 52. But I always do everything in a big way, right? They did 12 biopsies, and each one came back with a high level of cancer, indicating that the cancer had metastasized. So then I was scheduled for a CAT scan, bone scan, and manicure (the manicure was just something I added to the list myself). Turns out there are nodes, cysts, and areas of suspicion on my liver, kidneys, and cheekbone, and I had a chipped nail. We’re still trying to find out what all that means, but the urologist emphatically stated that the testosterone in my body was fueling the cancer. Testosterone? Excuse me, in my body?