Post by Norman Wells Post by Omega Post by Incubus
The mortality rate is equal between the two yet there is a huge
difference in levels of funding worldwide.
Feminism in operation, methinks
Forty nine men out of fifty who have prostate cancer go on to die of
"most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it"
"99% of men with the most common types of prostate cancer overall will
survive more than five years after diagnosis."
"Ninety-eight percent (98%) are alive after 10 years, and 96% live for
at least 15 years."
Crikey, if you're 80 and want to survive to 95, it seems a good thing to
Post by Omega
So called treatment for this cancer, merely hinders the outcome often
causing much pain and anguish for the patient.
Best to tell the doctor, fuck off but keep the analgesics handy.
Best tell the doctor to treat it actually.
I was referred to a urologist after my practice nurse sneaked a blood
sample for a PSA analysis. I thought I was in for a thyroid blood test.
Taking blood without informing a patient is assault!
My PSA result came out at 7 when a man of my age then, should have a
reading no higher than 4, according to current medical opinion.
Carrying out lots of research I discovered men who have frequent sex and
exercise such as bike riding or even fast walking will artificially lift
a PSA reading and therefore suggested to my medics, I would abstain from
sex and exercise for a week and take another blood test, this time with
my consent. At the time I was having sex at least once a day and
sometimes more, long walks and much riding my bike.
At the end of the week off from sex, walking and bike riding my PSA
result had dropped one whole point to 6. My urologist was fairly
stunned but insisted I still have a digital examination, yes, his gloved
finger up my bum to 'feel' my prostate. "I've done thousands of these
examinations", he informed me, "in my opinion, your prostate is
completely benign". There was a 'but'.
He explained what a needle biopsy was and was insistent I take the test.
I declined. Do you know 1 in a 100 men die after these tests having
caught infections. His figure!
I asked at the time, if it was discovered I had cancer what was the
treatment. What a fucking can of worms I opened there! "We could opt
for surgery, or we might consider radio therapy or perhaps chemo therapy
or even a combination of these therapies". In other words you haven't
really perfected a treatment for this cancer yet, one could say maybe,
you haven't a clue. Do you know, he smiled and said yes, that's about it.
I have no symptoms other than a single figure from a blood test, which
is notoriously inaccurate in the first place. You can take me out, I
don't need to pee every five minutes and when I do go, I have a good
flow and no discomfort.
As an aside, while doing my researches I discovered men who don't have a
sex life either though impotency or lack of libido are many, many times
more likely to develope cancer of their prostate. Rather alarming!
Yes, some men survive a few years after cancer treatment for this
hideous disease some living with dignity no better than farmyard animals.