Alex Baumann - Olympic medal winner - front page coverage- TORONTO STAR

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   Posted 5/9/2011 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Alex Baumann - former Olympic medal winner

sorry to see him part of the brotherhood, but very pleased to see his advice and the coverage of PCa on front page of Toronto Star newspaper - they even mentioned the type of treatment, incontinence and ED.. what a concept!


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   Posted 5/9/2011 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Super healthy guy proves it can happen to anyone... And it looks like he'll help the cause.

"But in regards to prostate cancer, he’s going very public with what he believes is a very important message: “Guys don’t be shy.”

“Men need to be proactive in their health care, be body aware and not ignore or ‘live with’ symptoms,” said Baumann. “I think the main thing is early detection through the PSA test. It’s just a simple blood test. There’s a 90 per cent success rate for early diagnosis. I really didn’t have any symptoms. It wouldn’t have been picked up other than going to the GP and going through the physical."


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   Posted 5/9/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
he's two weeks removed from surgey and ED isn't an issue? I guess not an issue could include that he doesn't care, but I'm assuming he already knows that it back up and working. That's very quick.

Can't say I remember him from the Olympics, but it is always good for exposure to this disease when well known people get it and discuss it publicly. Good for him.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

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   Posted 5/9/2011 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
that is why I am so pleased he is open about everything - so many public figures who get PCa are still scared to say what type of treatment and results - or maybe embarrassed... which is why so many men play ostrich in the sand and do not take responsibility for their own health.
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