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[Misc] Prostate Cancer









Hove Lagoonery

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Dec 16, 2008
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the cancer spread suddenly from his prostate to his spine, liver and kidneys. He was 69 and until less than a year before dying was fit, active and leading a full happy life.
This is the bit that has finally prompted me to take action. So thanks to you for posting, and also to the OP.
 








Tim Over Whelmed

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I'm now 4 weeks after having it whipped out. All good so far and recovering every day.
INSIST on a psa test if they bat you away, you are entitled to it, end of.
The best of luck, I had my Op nearly two years ago, happy to chat if you have any questions or just need to chat
 


Carbonara

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I read not so long ago that prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women yet twice as much money is spent on the later.This doesn't surprise me at all as men are becoming more and more irrelevant.Is it only me who noticed a long time ago that usually when there is a report on cancer on TV or in the papers and they interview sufferers, these are normally women?
 


AmexRuislip

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I read not so long ago that prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women yet twice as much money is spent on the later.This doesn't surprise me at all as men are becoming more and more irrelevant.Is it only me who noticed a long time ago that usually when there is a report on cancer on TV or in the papers and they interview sufferers, these are normally women?
PCUK have been pushing an awareness campaign over the last few years, with the likes of Jeff Stelling.
I hate to say this, but a lot of men are ignorant (in a kind way) of PC existing and getting checked.
Hopefully this will not be the case in the future.
 






nwgull

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I read not so long ago that prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women yet twice as much money is spent on the later.This doesn't surprise me at all as men are becoming more and more irrelevant.Is it only me who noticed a long time ago that usually when there is a report on cancer on TV or in the papers and they interview sufferers, these are normally women?
I can believe that breast cancer charities raise more money as they just seem to have a higher profile; hence more money spent on research. However I think the main reason is because men are just crap at going to the doctors for anything.
 








Horses Arse

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Jun 25, 2004
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here and there
Thanks to this thread I did a PSA test recently and got the result today:

PSA Total: 1.22 ng/ml

My wife was slightly disappointed it didn’t involve a finger up my bum.
Mine did! Threw threw in a testicular examination too. Glove change in between thankfully.
 


Harry Wilson's tackle

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I read not so long ago that prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women yet twice as much money is spent on the later.This doesn't surprise me at all as men are becoming more and more irrelevant.Is it only me who noticed a long time ago that usually when there is a report on cancer on TV or in the papers and they interview sufferers, these are normally women?
Speak for yourself.

If you read the thread you will realize that the issue is a reluctance by men to engage with this aspect of their health, including their adversity to the examination.

If you watch any TV football you will often see presenters and pundits wearing a badge in the shape of a man. This is the well man that is obtained by being aware about prostate cancer.

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So yes, it probably is only you.

And please would you make a bit of an effort to put spaces after your full stops. We have had other odd posters who put a space before a full stop. I am not sure what this means, but I don't think it's good. :shrug:
 




BNthree

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I read not so long ago that prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women yet twice as much money is spent on the later.This doesn't surprise me at all as men are becoming more and more irrelevant.Is it only me who noticed a long time ago that usually when there is a report on cancer on TV or in the papers and they interview sufferers, these are normally women?

You are Andrew Tate and I claim my £5.
 


Tim Over Whelmed

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Thanks to this thread I did a PSA test recently and got the result today:

PSA Total: 1.22 ng/ml

My wife was slightly disappointed it didn’t involve a finger up my bum.
I still go for that even though I've had my prostrate out .... only joking chaps

BUT SERIOUSLY - IF ANYONE HAS ANY SYMPTONS JUST GET IT CHECKED IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
 


BNthree

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I still go for that even though I've had my prostrate out .... only joking chaps

BUT SERIOUSLY - IF ANYONE HAS ANY SYMPTONS JUST GET IT CHECKED IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Don't even have symptoms or any particular worries, just wanted to try and establish a baseline PSA figure so I can see if there is variation over time.
 


AmexRuislip

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Thanks to this thread I did a PSA test recently and got the result today:

PSA Total: 1.22 ng/ml

My wife was slightly disappointed it didn’t involve a finger up my bum.
I've been regularly attending two workshops at the Maggies centre, located at Charing X Hosp.
One is for a fatigue workshop, designed to aid one in managing their life around the fatigue, which for me has been a great help.
The other is a PC meet up on the first Monday of every month.
These meetings have a hotchpotch of blokes with different stories of their pathways in dealing with PC.
The majority of the attendees are of the silversurfer ilk, and when I mention my age of 56, they're taken aback a bit.
The point is that when I hear their stories, whether they've opted for surgery, HIFU*, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and HRT, it's quite scary how this disease is.
So don't muck about and get checked.

*High Intense Focused Ultrasound.
 
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Tim Over Whelmed

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I've been regularly attending two workshops at the Maggies centre, located at Charing X Hosp.
One is for a fatigue workshop, designed to aid one in managing their life around the fatigue, which for me has been a great help.
The other is a PC meet up on the first Mo day of every month.
These meetings have a hotchpotch of blokes with different stories of their pathways in dealing with PC.
The majority of the attendees are of the silversurfer ilk, and when I mention my age of 56, they're taken aback a bit.
The point is that when I hear their stories, whether they've opted for surgery, HIFU*, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and HRT, it's quite scary how this disease is.
So don't muck about and get checked.

*High Intense Focused Ultrasound.
I'm always around for a cuppa or a pint if you wish, been through this and, fortunately, come out the other side, there were so many questions that I had, and so many I hadn't even thought of, as I say I'm here if anyone needs me.
 


AmexRuislip

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I'm always around for a cuppa or a pint if you wish, been through this and, fortunately, come out the other side, there were so many questions that I had, and so many I hadn't even thought of, as I say I'm here if anyone needs me.
One lad who was at the same meeting and had the same op as me, was of the understanding that once the Prostrate was removed, then it was all clear and that was that.
I looked at him and said that wasn't the case.
He was already on a low because of having PC, but after the cancer nurse had spoken to him more, he was mortified.
 


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