Prostate cancer awareness

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jimnic
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   Posted 2/19/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure where this site is based but anyway this posting really affects those in Britain.
 

The Prostate Cancer Charity Awareness Week is 10th-16th March.

If it is anything like prior years the media will, on the whole, ignore this. Unlike breast cancer awareness weeks.

If you wish to find out more or help out then you can read about this on

 

http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/index.asp

 

If you wish to promote more awareness of this pretty much ignored cancer then there is a petition at

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/PSA-Awareness/

It is just part of letting the government know that men will not just carry one dying quietly with this cancer because they are not getting early enough diagnosis.

 

From what I have seen in America you get real awareness days with screening sessions going on. In Britain it is tucked away out of site really. Awareness is a major issue with many still believing old myths. Last week we had a newspaper doctor claiming awareness was a waste of time as only old men get this cancer and they will die with it rather than of it. Ludicrous claims that do not match the reality of men living longer so that even if it were just old men being diagnosed more of them are living long enough to die because of it. There does appear to be a growth of this cancer in younger men in whom it is more aggressive. Their survival chances are harmed simply because some doctors dismiss the possibility of younger men having this cancer and waste precious time before testing for prostate problems, let alone prostate cancer.


Swimom
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   Posted 2/19/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Awareness is a waste of time in the socialized medicine setting because the powers that be have different end goals than those whom they serve. Citizens who cough up their tax dollars would be sooo much better served to have what the U.S. has. Say what we will. Paying a 100 dollars a month to help offest the cost of our insurance is worth the expense. The U.S. saves more lives because we have some say so in how our medical dollars are used. Just MHO.

Swim
 


siberian
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   Posted 2/20/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
hello swim

I use the DIM suggestionalong with 100mg of zinc, and300mg of b-6. I take 600mg of dim daily. I reduced my estradiol from 30 to 10 in one one month.


thanks,

ken
age 68
diag 10/07/2007
T1c
Gleason 3+3=6
prostate 66gm
13biopsies, 3pos.
Have selected the Davinci proedure, to be done in Feb. 2008

Siberian
(Ken)


Swimom
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   Posted 2/21/2008 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Siberian!
 
Hey, this should be relocated onto that particular thread...can't recall which that was though.
Ken, reduce your DIM. IMHO, 10 may be a tad low. Half the amount of DIM and you should see a nice steady result. By the way. Doesn't that amount of B-6 and zinc upset yer tummy? Sure would mine and I pride myself on a cast iron stomach. A simple B50 and a hand full of nuts a day would do as much and more. I know the nuts would taste better at least.  :-)
 
Glad it all worked out for you,
 
Swim
 


siberian
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   Posted 2/22/2008 1:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Swimmon.

No  the b-6  or zinc  has no effect on tummy.  But  what I am doing  with the Dim  is lowering psa, prostate size, and hopefully prostate cancer size.  Did yu know Dim is an approved chemotherapy agent----It kills cancer cells.

 

ken

 

 


age 68
diag 10/07/2007
T1c
Gleason 3+3=6
prostate 66gm
13biopsies, 3pos.
Have selected the Davinci proedure, to be done in Feb. 2008

Siberian
(Ken)


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   Posted 2/22/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   

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Swimom
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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes Siberian, I do know DIM is a breast cancer treatment. It acts on estradiol, among other things. My though on suggesting ou cut the DIM in half is becasue the very things men worry about happen when ther is too much or too little estradiol. Keeping it middle of the road best protects bones, muscles, the heart and libido/erectile function. Just watchin out for ya kiddo!

Swim
 


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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi jimnic,
Well your post is a testimonial that prostate cancer crosses all boundaries. What healthcare system is best? The one that cures it 100%. I have read several articals and heard some doctors saying that over testing or screening is a waste of time. They are in the minority amoung their peers. I would suggest that any reporter or doctor making these claims must enjoy taking the wind out of patients sails of hope. I don't believe these things and have seen too many first hand accounts to know that early detection is better than late detection. That goes for any cancer.

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Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
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