Chloe Mack never imagined cancer would hit so close to home. “My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost seven years ago. At the time, it really affected me and made me realize that I need to cherish the time I have with my loved ones,” she says.
Chloe”s dad, Tim Mack was living in Illinois when he received the diagnosis. At that moment Tim knew he needed to seek care closer to his daughter in Georgia. “I decided to get treated at Emory University”s Winship Cancer Institute. I had to complete 42 treatments, and Chloe was always there for me, cheering me on.”
Today, Tim has been cancer-free for two years, and his cancer experience has only brought the two closer together. “We have fun all the time. She”s a social butterfly, and I”m so proud of her,” he says. Chloe is actively involved in the Gwinnett Relay For Life with North Gwinnett High School.
“I”m very thankful that my dad is okay. I participate in Relay For Life to make sure nobody else has to go through the effects of cancer in their lives,” says Chloe.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, after skin cancer, but it can often be treated successfully. According to the American Cancer Society, more than two million men in the U.S. count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.