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NI football talent Paul Ferris on being diagnosed with prostate cancer: ‘You want your kids to think you’re Superman’

Former footballer Paul Ferris’ second memoir recounts his diagnosis of and treatment for prostate cancer. He speaks about trying to become the man he once was

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Journey: Paul Ferris

Journey: Paul Ferris

Paul Ferris scoring a goal for Newcastle in 1984

Paul Ferris scoring a goal for Newcastle in 1984

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Support: Paul Ferris with wife Geraldine

Support: Paul Ferris with wife Geraldine

The Magic in the Tin: One Man’s Journey Through Prostate Cancer by Paul Ferris, Bloomsbury, £16.99, is available in hardback, eBook and audiobook

The Magic in the Tin: One Man’s Journey Through Prostate Cancer by Paul Ferris, Bloomsbury, £16.99, is available in hardback, eBook and audiobook

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Journey: Paul Ferris

It would be understandable if Paul Ferris had thought life dealt him a poor hand.

The former Newcastle United winger had forged a successful post-football career as a physio, trained and worked as a barrister and became an author. In fact, as he was about to publish his first memoir, The Boy on the Shed, in which he described returning to health after a heart attack aged 48, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.


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