Do all know you can set a Google News Alert for ANY subject?

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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 416
   Posted 9/13/2010 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Folks... I posted earlier about an article on radiation damage. That was sent to me as a "news alert" by Google, automatically. I get about a dozen of them every day. Just so that all my brothers (and sisters who love them here) know, you can set a Google News alert on any subject - any word actually. You can setup as many "alerts" as you want.. you can opt to have them delivered "as they happen" or another "once a day", etc...
You can have it update you on specifically any or all of "news", "blogs", "video", "discussions".
So, you can select the term "prostate cancer - News" to be emailed to you as it happens. Then ALSO have "Radiation therapy" to be emailed to you once a day, etc..
For those with very specific interestes/concerns - eg. "Hormone Therapy", this can be especially helpful.
Or. like myself, you can add updates for "New England Patriots" TOO! :).
Just want you all to know. God bless, you're in my prayers.

Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25355
   Posted 9/13/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Go Patriots, die hard fan since 1970
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.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 9/13/2010 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice tip.

Thanks, Bob! tongue
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/'07 <0.04; 12/'07 <0.04; 03/'08 <0.04;
06/'08 <0.04; 12/'08 <0.04; 06/'09 =0.06; 09/'09 <0.04; 12/'09 =0.05;
3/'10 <0.04; Latest PSA 6/'10 <0.01

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 9/13/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to have it on from Google but I really had to cut back the amount of notifications I was getting. I already get them from the PPML, the InfoLink, UroToday, and here. Not to mention Facebook and work. When my counts went to a couple hundred, I was skipping them anyway. You can get a lot of feeds through Google.

Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

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Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3730
   Posted 9/14/2010 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I've also set alerts for my name. It's surprising how many times it pops up. (In a good way!)
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