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Prostate Cancer Support

It's not just an old man's disease. 1 in 6 men will have Prostate Cancer. It is estimated that in 2007 about 218,890 men were diagnosed and about 27,050 died of the disease. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men.

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Comment by David R. on September 6, 2015 at 8:09pm

Elon, I know that some groups are advising against having PSAs done (like some groups are advising women against having mammograms done).  But when a PSA is done, followed up by the digital rectal exam, plus possibly biopsies and other tests -- meaning not just an "evil number" that means "Oh oh!  You've got it!" -- it is the best test we've got.  The key is catching the prostate cancer early.

Comment by Elon Erani on September 1, 2015 at 10:04am

 I had my 1st rectal & psa blood taken at 49. I had no symptoms, just wanted 2 get it done. I heard so many horror stories. My psa was .9, so I thought that all was ok. My doctor told me that he wanted me 2 have a biopsy. It took 2 weeks 2 read, but the result was cancer. I told him how could it be with a psa of .9, he said it was in the early stages. I took my prostate out and aside from psa check ups every 3 months 4 two years. No other treatment, thank G-d. To all my brothers take psa and rectal erxam early at 40 or earlier if runs in family. Be safe rather than sorry.

Comment by David R. on August 31, 2015 at 9:42pm

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000 and had a radical prostatectomy (the traditional surgery since robotic surgery and penile rehab were not out yet).  Life has changed, but life is still good.  Luckily I was able to have it discovered in an early stage, so I am a 15-year (and counting) cancer survivor.  :)

Comment by Shawn Steinschreiber on December 24, 2013 at 3:00am

I am 32 had emergency brain surgery and spinal surgery this year. Went to the doctor today 12/23/2013, he did a prostate exam and thinks I have prostate cancer. Did blood work and urine tests. Now to follow up with a specialist this has been a whirl wind of a year. 

Comment by Tall Bill Blakely on July 30, 2010 at 9:25pm
I'm now 55 and just had my PSA checked last week & resulted in 28 ;-(

Biopsy on Tuesday morning with ? following. Can't pee comfortably at this point, so whatever comes should be aok. No fun Huh?
Comment by Scot K. on December 11, 2009 at 11:58pm
I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer when I was 51. It is recommended that men have a yearly digital rectal exam (DRE) beginning at age 40 and PSA testing (blood test) beginning at 50. If PC runs in the family you should inform your doctor and start the PSA at age 40. Early detection is key to a positive prognosis.
 

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