Prostate cancer and my friend.  

brute472 75M
1871 posts
6/12/2006 2:10 am

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6/13/2006 7:58 pm

Prostate cancer and my friend.

Don't be a pussy men take control of your penis and its other bits.

I have a friend that has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and the prognosis is not good.
The cancer has broken out of the prostate and caused some secondary cancer.
By the way it is the secondaries that kill not the prostste cancer so I'm told.
The sad part of this story is this could have been avoided if my friend had just taken the time in the past to have regular PSA tests that here in New Zealand are free and are as easy as asking your doctor on a regular visit to schedule one.
Men for some reason find it hard to confide in others as to their sexual health or anything that relates to the penis.
In the take care of your body health stakes women are light years ahead of men and it is by having regular smear tests and
self breast examination and also confiding in friends and health workers that they find easier to do than us poor old men.
I personally had prostate trouble when my prostate became enlarged and the early signs were getting up to go to the toilet two or three times every night and then gradually it became harder to even start to pee.
I was lucky I had a good doctor who organised for me to have a bit of a bore job done on the water works and for the past six or seven years I have been prostate free.
Regularly the doctor monitors my prostate health with a PSA test and at the first sign of any change he would be in a position to get the problem fixed before it leads to the big C.
I tell you men don't become a statistic be brave and ask for the test next time you see your doctor it doesn't make you any less of a man believe me.
For those that it may interest I was lucky I had no adverse effects from the operation and sex is still as good as ever.(when I can get some)
Yes there are differences, after prostate reboring I no longer ejaculate sperm as it is emptied into the bladder but the sensation is the same and when I can get to have sex (through lack of a partner) let me assure you it is still far better than food.
Women if you have a man at home get on his back and make him take a step in the right direction early diagnosis saves lives.

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
6/13/2006 7:47 pm

My business partner has had the battle this year...had surgery early in the year and had a heart attack during the surgery...
They got all of the cancer and yet it has been a hard year of readjusting in many ways....

This has been a year of alot of prayers and him taking better care of
himself than he ever has ..and so good.

The bottom line is that you give good advise here...I hope every man listens to you and knows that this is not uncommon at is important to be checked.

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

rm_oldnhard4u2 72M

6/13/2006 3:07 am

Yes a great reminder,I,ve hadd mine checked for the past 10 years or so and no prbs so far, but we men need to take care.
Dont be too despondant a brother in law had almost the same 10 yrs ago and he is still here with us ( not much sex I understand the chemo and radiation dried all that up) however he is still with us, and still clear I understand 'Chins up'

brute472 75M
3480 posts
6/12/2006 10:39 pm

    Quoting shyvixen1962:
    Excellent post and I'm glad your result was a good one.
    I am sorry your friend did not get such positive news.
    I hope that the men reading this will take your advice and that the women reading will take the opportunity to give the men in their lives a gentle reminder about the importance of such checks.
    I'll just add a reminder for the men to check their breasts as well ~ it's not only women who get breast cancer.

    peace and healing
You have also made a valid comment men and breast cancer it shows even people like myself who are aware of one type of cancer may not be aware of others thank you for reminding us.

brute472 75M
3480 posts
6/12/2006 10:34 pm

    Quoting Naked_Tuesday:
    Secondary or not, dead is dead so maybe it is death that kills.
    I had a doctor tell me to eat pumpkin seeds that it doesn't turn into cancer. Damm, I'm eating pumpkin seeds.
    Thanks for sharing.

keep on eating them they surely won't do you any harm.

brute472 75M
3480 posts
6/12/2006 10:25 pm

    Quoting xxxtallorderxxx:
    nice advice, i'm 35 and will remember than on next visit

I don't wish to scare anyone but it is a neccessity.

xxxtallorderxxx 47M

6/12/2006 2:50 am

nice advice, i'm 35 and will remember than on next visit


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