I am sorry to announce that a leading Canadian citizen - Jack Layton - the leader of the NDP Party has prostate cancer - it was noted online in local newspaper.
I expect that the media - TV and newspapers will have a field day with this and hopefully provide readers information about
prostate cancer, its symptoms, various treatments ... and (on the flip side of the coin) whether or not he is capable of staying on as the leader of a national political party.
-and maybe this will help get joe-anybody off his asss and have a PSA test done or talk to his doctor and maybe save his life
- or have OHIP and our national health care system remove the charges for having a PSA done ( $30.00) - which will encourage more men to get tested - and help them to take charge of their lives -
-our thoughts and prayers are with Jack and his wife Olivia.
p.s. once your doctor determines you are at risk, they can "check off" the no charge box -so no charge if you are suspect of having or have prostate cancer, diabetes, etc.
Posted By Canadian Press
Posted 5 hours ago
TORONTO - Jack Layton says he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will stay on as leader of the federal NDP while he's being treated.
Layton says he intends to battle the disease and win, just as his father did.
He says his treatment plan is underway and he's feeling good, and joked that could give him more time to watch the Winter Olympics.
Layton has had recent back pain problems, which can be a symptom of prostate cancer.
Layton has represented the riding of Toronto-Danforth since 2004.
He just celebrated his seventh anniversary as leader.
54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59PSA:
04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86Confirmation of Prostate Cancer:
October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)Doctor:
Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health CentreRadical Prostatectomy Operation:
November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009Post Surgery Biopsy:
pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm - ED Prescription:
Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialislocation:
Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 2/5/2010 6:17:33 PM (GMT-7)