Prostate Cancer - as an Advertising Feature ?

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tatt2man
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   Posted 3/12/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Just stumbling over sites relating to prostate cancer and various predicting modules - and came across this....

www.prostatecancerfoundation.org/site/c.itIWK2OSG/b.410465/k.9CB0/FORTUNE_Magazine.htm

As an artist, I am not one to have FORTUNE magazine on my subscription list - but found it interesting that their annual feature article on Prostate Cancer is set up as an advertising feature !?

Mind you, they claim to be raising money for "Prostate Cancer Foundation". The hairs on the back of my neck when up when viewing the great TRON graphics of Aureon Labs in which they claim they can do better prediction modules for post-surgery and for re-analyzing pre-op biopsies. I thought I could smell snake oil while reading it.

I couldn't make up my mind if Fortune Magazine were doing a public service ( but making money from it), informing readers of medical advances ( but making money from it) or simply as stated - our disease is an advertising feature !

There is a recent antique magazine in which the editor claims that recent antique sales /auctions have gone up since VIAGRA started their new campaign- the man in the commercial states he no longer has time to go antiquing with his wife (once a favourite past time) since he started using Viagra.... ED is already an advertising feature .....

maybe we can get PCa registered on the New York Stock Exchange....

non-monetary hugs
BRONSON

p.s. I do not own stock nor am I associated with any companies / products listed in this posting ( drat !!)
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Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post 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 doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
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Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/12/2010 1:06:12 PM (GMT-7)


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/12/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
What am I missing. The link you posted goes straight to:
 
In celebration of its 75th anniversary in 2005, FORTUNE Magazine partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness of this disease which affects two million American men. In two cover stories, FORTUNE demonstrated a deep commitment to covering the war on cancer and inspired dialogue and change. In addition, FORTUNE made a generous contribution of $75,000 to the PCF and provided a comprehensive special advertising feature in September 2009, September 2008, September 2007, September 2006 and September 2005.

 


tatt2man
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   Posted 3/12/2010 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not think of Prostate Cancer as an advertising source - I think of it as a disease.

If you have time to look at the advertising supplements you will see the articles are laden with companies shilling their wares at our expense.

And contributions are tax-deductable - so Fortune Magazine (most likely) profits from revenue generated by these advertising features

non-tax deductible hug ( unless you live in Canada - deductions don't count in foreign countries)
BRONSON
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Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post 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 doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
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