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Prostate Cancer Screening -- Necessary or Unnecessary?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Nov 12, 2012. 7 Replies

I've always heard that the conventional wisdom was that when you turn 40, you should start planning to get a prostate cancer screening.But my doctor told me today that the conventional wisdom may not…Continue

Tags: Screening, Cancer, Prostate

The 70s

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Schaefer Oct 18, 2010. 15 Replies

Maybe I'm a bit nostalgic because I was only a little boy then, but it seems to me that the 70s were a time when manhood was a true societal virtue and it didn't seem so challenged by hyper-feminism,…Continue

Tags: effiminate, men, 2010s, Masculinity, Manhood

Turning 40

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Butler Sep 14, 2010. 12 Replies

Something crazy is going to happen to me in less than three weeks: I turn 40 years old.Really, I'm not sure how to feel about it. To celebrate, I've planned a vacation the week after with a girl I'm…Continue

 

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Native Son replied to M. Gray's discussion Prostate Cancer Screening -- Necessary or Unnecessary?
"Trust me on this.  You really need to keep the old body's systems checked.  It's analogous to checking the underhood fluids in your car. Far, far better to discover that your enlarged prostate (yes, I am that old) is not due to…"
Nov 12, 2012
David F. replied to M. Gray's discussion Prostate Cancer Screening -- Necessary or Unnecessary?
"Screen, if you have it then assess the situation.  Some cancers are so slow as to not be a problem, some are not.  There is a concern about over treatment.  "
Nov 12, 2012
David Johns replied to M. Gray's discussion Prostate Cancer Screening -- Necessary or Unnecessary?
"I am very involved in PCa work because of what happened to me.  (My understanding now is that African Americans should begin PSA tests at age 40 and other men at age 50.) I had my first PSA as part of my annual physical when I turned…"
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Arnim Fritsch replied to M. Gray's discussion Prostate Cancer Screening -- Necessary or Unnecessary?
"I recommend this to everyone - go read the book Overtreated and then make the decision for yourself. Topher is right - it's a screening test, though not a very good one. It produces a lot of false positives."
Nov 30, 2010
Mark Nelson replied to M. Gray's discussion Prostate Cancer Screening -- Necessary or Unnecessary?
"My father's screening caught his very aggressive prostate cancer before it could kill him. Even though he had it removed, he still has a 50% chance of having it reoccur. It's worth the test."
Nov 30, 2010
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Prostate Cancer Screening -- Necessary or Unnecessary?

I've always heard that the conventional wisdom was that when you turn 40, you should start planning to get a prostate cancer screening.But my doctor told me today that the conventional wisdom may not be that wise. I'm fortunate to have a physician that is a no-B.S. professional. He will tell me straight up what's up; he won't treat a patient who is not sick; and he is really skeptical of insurance and pharmaceutical companies to say the least. He's kept me and so many others healthy because of…See More
Nov 30, 2010
John Schaefer replied to M. Gray's discussion The 70s
"Now is not such a great time to be a man. In this time there is an accepted virtue of denial of any personal responsibility for your own actions, interpersonal problems are resolved by legal action or gunfire, music extols the virtues of killing and…"
Oct 18, 2010
Justin replied to M. Gray's discussion The 70s
"There's nothing manlier than killing a man on horseback with a Trident, Steve."
Oct 18, 2010
Steve_J replied to M. Gray's discussion The 70s
"The only things I remember about the 70's was punk rock (great), hot summers (great), learning to ride a bike and listening to lots of varied music. As for your questions, well I think manliness was in it's darkest days then. Radical…"
Oct 18, 2010
Native Son replied to M. Gray's discussion The 70s
"Yes, he was THAT bad. Especially when you can confuse him with Dick Nixon."
Oct 18, 2010
Native Son replied to M. Gray's discussion The 70s
"The 1970s were a mixed bag. But definitely not a better time to be a man than now. We "enjoyed" stagflation, poor job prospects for college graduates, a doubling of fuel prices, fuel shortages, mortgage rates at the same level as crdit…"
Oct 18, 2010
Michael D. Denny replied to M. Gray's discussion The 70s
"end for a presidential administration that would ultimately implode from paranoia, illegal activities, and (ahem) nostalgia for the past Aww come on,, was Carter really THAT bad ?"
Oct 17, 2010
Scott Brenner replied to M. Gray's discussion The 70s
"I know you live in Brooklyn and Archie Bunker lived in Queens, but is it possible that both you and he didn't come from the same neighborhood? I mean, the nostalgia you feel for the good ol' days of the 1970's - that helped to serve…"
Oct 17, 2010

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Fitness, Writing, Dance Music
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The Alchemist (Paulo Cuelho); The Vampire Lestat (Anne Rice); The 48 Laws of Power (Robert Greene); The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli); The Art of War (Sun Tzu); The Autobiogrpahy of Malcolm X (Alex Haley); Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
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At 10:26pm on March 15, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there M. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
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