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   Posted 9/12/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
hello - this is not PCa related but demonstrates the fear factor in facing up to men's cancers in the media -

-the Toronto Dept of Health wanted to have a Facebook advertisement promoting self examination for Testicle Cancer - but was banned by Facebook -

-here is a link showing the original ad which was deemed offensive - yet Facebook allows risque pix of women in advertisements....

- here is an alternative link through the Toronto Star newspaper-
- just text - no pix of the ad -

- on a positive note - in Calgary there are having a hockey event for PCa - "Stick it to Prostate Cancer"... complete with hockey sticks in the logo ... that certainly would not be offensive ...

- also - will be back to work soon on my PCa musical / play - after my upcoming art show and fundraiser ... and yes, all names will be changed to protect the innocent....


Post Edited (tatt2man) : 9/12/2010 5:42:10 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/12/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
dont you just love those subtle touches of censorship, bronson? geez
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Innocent Bronson? Innocent? So, who around here is innocent?


As for the ad, in this day and age, when my wife tells me she turned on the TV the other afteroon to be treated to Dr. Oz having a colonoscopy live, who can explain facebook.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02

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   Posted 9/13/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Looks like a guy in a swim suit. I have seen more offensive things that this ad on facebook, like the Mafia game.....
Age: 58 Married 28 Years.
Initial PSA 2.9 elevated to 5.7 before Robotic RP surgery
33% of 1 of 12 biopsy points (left side near bladder)
August 9th Prostectomy with 3D Robotic Surgery
August 16 Staples and cath removed

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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't see why it was rejected Bronson, IMO. BS political correctness maybe? If you google Canadian Testicular Cancer, you'll see an ad for getting men to get themselves checked out. It has 2 chrome plated hex-nuts with a message that says "Check Em".

It's probably effective for the target group of young men they're trying to reach. I saw the same sign in my Urologist's clinic. The 50 or so patients were half men and half women, all age groups. No negative comments at all.
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
-Bladder control within 48 hours of catheter removal
-ED ongoing but improving. ED oral meds didn't do much initially. TRIMIX was working very well. Initial dose of 0.1 mL too much. Had priapism at 0.075 mL that ended up in a humiliating ER visit. Doses recently after 50% dilution by Uro about 0.025 mL or less. Don't use Trimix anymore...I'm too sensitive to it, even at very low doses and the Alprostadil is pretty consistent in causing erection pain...had a few episodes of 3+ hour wood with pain.
-Levitra now starting to work at low doses of 5 mG to 10 mG. Sometimes the side effects like stuffy nose aren't fun...sometimes OK.
-Was supposed to see ED doc last week, but due to his schedule, will now be late August. Will discuss bimix with him.
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