When I started investigating prostate cancer (prior to coming to HW) I drew parallels to my life line and what may have predisposed me to this cancer.
It was all a jumble of thoughts and ideas but kept coming back to the level of sexual activity of the individual.
After I joined HW I learned of different procedures after the fact (surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, etc) and got a better understanding of how the prostate cancer works.
Since I was a young child I always have thought of cancer as its own entity, like an animal trying to survive in a world ( in this case - our body) - what does it eat? - what slows it down - speeds it up... how does it reproduce - how do we kill it - and how does it fight back when we try to kill it.
There has been discussions about
the overuse of the PSA in diagnosis and treatment of men. But what if there could be a genetic timeline prior to the start of PSA testing? I am a firm believer in preventative medicine - some may dismiss this approach as more testing and more worry and more $$$ to the corporations.
- it is an avenue to approach so that the prostate can be taken care of so it never does develop the triggers that start prostate cancer.www.digitalnaturopath.com/cond/C569097.html
p.s. a good number of postings here suggest a better than average sex life with wife / spouse / partner
- and regarding my family doctor - of his approx 300 gay patients - 68 have prostate cancer.
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 cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see docIncontinence:
3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery - location:
Peteborough, Ontario, CanadaPost Surgery-PSA:
to be announced - April 8, 2010
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/12/2010 5:46:22 AM (GMT-7)