Frustrating, I know, to meet that wall of disinterest. Probably PC also makes people, even in this day and age, squeamish or uncomfortable.
I hope you can find some comfort in the understanding that breast cancer took decades to reach the level of funding and support it now has. It took many extraordinary women to speak of their disease, countless times in many venues, meeting the same disinterest, discomfort, lack of understanding that PC survivors find nowadays. BC was kept in a closet, almost shameful to say the words.
I find the med sites I monitor for current disease studies have so little on PC compared to others. BC, diabetes, lung cancers, many other illnesses, all have the funding and are able to report findings in journals.
I have to say that hearing of some guy in some sort of limelight reporting he has prostate cancer is encouraging. It's not that I would wish this disease on anyone, it's just it's an effective way to get prostate cancer awareness out to the general public. But to get to the point that women did over many, many years, posing for the art show photography, giving interviews for media, publishing frank and open books on what happened to their bodies, their sex lives, their relationships, demanding funding for treatments other than that one brutal choice offered -radical mastectomies -well, that is just not happening yet for PC.
My own husband has been reluctant to discuss his disease with anyone. Some, not all, our family knows. My friends know, and some of his, but not many in our town. He is uncomfortable about the inevitable speculation and is. at the deepest level, a very private man.
So, til the voices are heard often and loudly insistent, I don't know if it will get any easier. I'd like to see the grassroots movements of local survivors banding together for the road races, wearing their t-shirts, the golf and tennis tournaments, the bowling leagues - whatever gets the guys in a t-shirt on a team, raising money for an PC organization.
You are a true pioneer, Tony, ahead of the curve. To answer your question, I've seen no advertising spots. Didn't someone just post a couple of things he came across this past week?