Stop IT Before It Stops You – Prostate Disease 1

Do not mess around with prostate disease!!! Accept that if you have a prostate gland you need to be aware of the symptoms. If you are 40 or older, you need to work with your doctor to develop a life-long early warning plan that will identify prostate problems and result in appropriate, timely treatment if required.

Not all prostate problems indicate the presence of prostate cancer. But only your doctor, with specialists, can make that More…

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PROSTATE AWARENESS – Be early; be proactive; plan.

Early, consistent testing and thus early treatment of prostate disease may help men avoid a some unpleasant urinary tract difficulties and help men avoid sexual dysfunction. Early, consistent testing may also catch prostate cancer at an early stage and therefore allow the patient to avoid extended treatment or an early departure. More…

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Prostate Cancer – 3 part post complete – Health Matters

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the third leading cause of death due to cancer in men.

The three posts dealing with this subject are now available on the Living Alone – RUOK? blog; and are grouped in the blog category Health Matters.

The purpose of the three posts is to increase awareness about the disease, to promote proactivity in the identification and treatment of the prostate cancer, and to increase the lay person’s understanding of this killer. More…

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Part Three – “Advanced Prostate Cancer” (or When Prostate Cancer Returns) 1

Cancer cure is the goal of radical prostatectomy surgery. Unfortunately, despite earlier detection and treatment of Prostate Cancer today, recurrence following surgery is experienced in about 30% of cases. For many men, due to age or the nature of their cancer, treatment may not be required for many years, or ever. When it is determined that further treatment should be undertaken, hormonal therapy is typically the first treatment used. It will kill some cancer cells and will slow the cancer’s progress. But before agreeing to start hormonal therapy “a man should always question his doctor: More…

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