I read the same news and thought about
the amazing benefit to someone in politics of the pathetic lack of awareness of Prostate Cancer. That the general public would believe that article is clearly a sign of the fact that the general public knows almost nothing about
And how do I know...because when my doctor told me my PSA was elevated this past June, I asked, "what's my PSA?"
I have heard from numerous oncologists that PCa research is 30 years behind Breast Cancer Research. I've never heard of a walk for prostate cancer. And other than this site, guys don't really discuss incontinence and lack of hard ons or what percentage erection they are getting . It's just not PC (hmmm, there's a pun for ya!).
Honestly, if it weren't for this site, I don't think I would have anyone to tell about
what I've been through or am experiencing other than my wife.
So sad as it is, the general public will believe the Prime Minister has had a little "bout" with cancer and that he will be fine after he has his "little" surgery. For the rest of us, we know he is going through the same thing we all have gone through, only he can't reach out to us because of his political position. So he will have to deal with this privately and without the support that all of us have had from one another. Sad for sure.
Well, I wish him the best and hope for him that he truly will be fine! I wish the same for everyone here and anyone diagnosed with PCa or any other cancer.
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g. Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...