For the Guys

@nanette64 (13670)
Fairfield, Texas
July 20, 2016 11:02am CST
I know this isn't going to be your every day kind of discussion, but guys, there is new information out that over the last 10 years, there has been a 72% rise in the most aggressive form of Prostate Cancer. 800,000 men were tested between the ages of 55-69 and the results showed almost double the increase from before. Age and race does play a role in the likelihood of you getting this illness but caught early, the rate of cure is excellent. There are two tests that can be done. The PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), where it is a blood test to see the level of the PSA in the blood. The other is more invasive called DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) where the doctor or nurse penetrates the rectum to check for lumps or other abnormalities. Considering the serious rise in this illness, it would behoove you to at least have the PSA done. Better safe than sorry later.
Two tests are commonly used to screen for prostate cancer: a digital rectal exam and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test.
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@just4him (91547)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jul 16
My dad had prostrate cancer many years ago and needed surgery for it.
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@nanette64 (13670)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Jul 16
Oh my gosh @just4him . Did they have the tests available at that time?
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@just4him (91547)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jul 16
@nanette64 Yes, he was completely cured.
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• United States
20 Jul 16
the hubs refuses to get such done, says cancer don't run'n his family so there's no need. i hope that he's correct'n his thoughts...
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@nanette64 (13670)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Jul 16
It's true that if it doesn't run in the family you're a little 'safer' @crazyhorseladycx , but nowadays, ya just never know. Believe it or not my sister is even having it done.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
@nanette64 he jest doesn't wish to know, like many folks. yepperz, seems nobody's 'safe' these days from a vast list'f illnesses. many'f which could be treated/cured successfully if'n only they'd been caught'n the early stages.
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@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 16
It's a similar thing to us having mammograms and cervical smears. It makes sense to have the tests if they are available.
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@nanette64 (13670)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Jul 16
In today's world @jaboUK with all the chemicals that we ingest, you never know what might cause a problem and it's better to have it done then kick yourself later.
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• United States
20 Jul 16
My husband's PSA dropped and the primary doc sent him to kidney specialist. He had an ultrasound and biopsy - no cancer, no issues...just his age! Now they have decided that the when you reach a certain age the base PSA number will be lower. He has one more visit with spec. and if his number doesn't drop again he's good for a while. You should change the title, I almost didn't answer your question.
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@nanette64 (13670)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Jul 16
I sure hope his numbers stay good @AbbyGreenhill . It's funny that the first 3 responders to this post was women.
@LadyDuck (121492)
• Switzerland
20 Jul 16
I know that the doctors here suggest the Prostate screening to all men from 50 years old.
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@nanette64 (13670)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Jul 16
It's a good thing to do @LadyDuck . This can get out of control quickly.
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@Corbin5 (81314)
• United States
20 Jul 16
My husband does have the DRE and the PSA done as part of his twice-yearly checkups. So glad you presented this information to remind the guys of the necessity of having the PSA and the DRE done.
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@nanette64 (13670)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Jul 16
It's a good thing hubby does it @Corbin5 . Ya just never know.
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@supervalon (1229)
• North Las Vegas, Nevada
20 Jul 16
Do you know what causes the Prostate Cancer? Smoking or other stuff? By the way thanks for sharing this, there are many people here that need to know this. As you said, better safe than sorry
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@nanette64 (13670)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Jul 16
This link might be more helpful @supervalon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Prostate cancer Position of the prostate Classification and external resources Specialty Oncology ICD-10 C61 ICD-9-CM 185 OMIM 176807 DiseasesDB 10780 MedlinePlus 000380 eMedicine radio/574
@garymarsh6 (12097)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul 16
Absolutely it could save your life. It is a small price to pay!
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@magallon (17358)
• Philippines
21 Jul 16
That's true. Better safe than never. It is very important for the men to have it checked.
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@rina110383 (23047)
21 Jul 16
Thanks for sharing this useful link. I have to take a look at it now.
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