Prostate Cancer Support

Information

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.

Members: 12
Latest Activity: Jul 24

Discussion Forum

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Prostate Cancer Support to add comments!

Comment by David R. on July 24, 2016 at 9:53am

Unfortunately, Ian and Steve, this link has been changed into a sales site for Men's Health publisher Rodale.  Do a search under "Men's Health" for "prostate" and it takes you to books for sale on the subject.  I guess money wins out over men's health.  (such a shame!)

Comment by Ian Wilson on July 23, 2016 at 10:19pm

here's the specific article that Steve is referring to:
http://www.menshealth.com/health/ejaculation-and-prostate-cancer-risk

sounds reasonable.  it is a prescription i am already following, and will continue to follow.

Comment by Steve M on July 8, 2016 at 8:50am

MensHealth Reduce Risk Cancern 40%

I wonder if we in this group had known this back then, if we would be in the shape we are in today. It states to ejaculate 21 times a month. Do you think?

Everyone, I really would like to hear from each of you. 

Comment by David R. on April 18, 2016 at 4:32pm

René, I have heard that frequent ejaculations are good for the prostate, whether they happen with another person or with yourself.  (And I have also heard that it is more important for a man if his brother has prostate cancer than his father.)  I am not a doctor; these are just things I have heard.

Comment by René Eichhorn on April 18, 2016 at 1:57pm
My father has prostate cancer. I sm 44 years old and I am worried about my prostate, they said that ejaculate (have sex) a lot of times that is good for the prostate, is that true? gentlemen
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?
 

Members (12)

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Northumbrian commented on Ian Wilson's group Out to Build Bridges
"Even if it took me a long time to admit it, I am glad I did finally start coming out of the closet to people. At last I found out before I entered a relationship with a woman and ended up divorced as a result"
1 hour ago
Chad commented on Andrew's group Men with Beards
"I too am about to reach the years mark and may need to trim it shorter again. Anything you wish you did before you trimmed it? Any suggestions to get through the stages of loss faster? Lol."
1 hour ago
Henrik Stroemblad added a discussion to the group Book Group
Thumbnail

Biggles?

Anyone here ever read Biggles, by Cpt. WE Johns? I read the books more than any other books when I was a kid. Biggles taught me more about being a man than anyone else, real or fictional. Had about half of the 95 or so books that were written. Favorites were the WW1 ones, but they were all good.
4 hours ago
Northumbrian replied to David R.'s discussion Lifestyles in the group Out to Build Bridges
"I wouldn't call it the gay lifestyle, since it's not like I had a bad experience with a woman and decided to be gay, I just knew but denied it because of when I grew up and I'm glad to be out of the closet. I'd say I was born…"
4 hours ago
R. Max replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Post-Mortem Symposium
"Lemmy from Motorhead Davinci  Teddy Roosevelt  Gandhi  Beethoven Steinbeck "
4 hours ago
Luke Hall joined Buffalo Bill's group
Thumbnail

Everyday Carry

A group to discuss those objects we carry every day, and the balance between utility, effectiveness, and sentimentality.
5 hours ago
Profile IconLuke Hall and Henrik Stroemblad joined Carlos Lemus's group
Thumbnail

Book Group

This is a group for all those of us who enjoy a good book. In this group you can submit reviews, start discussions on specific books, or simply share what you're reading.
5 hours ago
Luke Hall joined Timothy Hyden's group
Thumbnail

Emergency Management-Disaster Preparedness

As a man I want to do the best to protect my family in the event of a disaster. This group is for the men who wants to be prepared for all hazards to insure his family can make it through the storm. This forum is to discuss anything, from the four phases of Emergency Management-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, and to discuss the future of Emergency Management. If anyone works in Emergency Management, or is a first responder, or if you just want to discuss how to be better…See More
5 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service