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So I will be 55 next tuesday.
Last tuesday I learned I had prostate cancer.. last thursday in a consultation and after a lotta googlin , I learned my best option is surgery to remove the darn thing.
We are optomistic .
Bottom line, due to checkups and followups, we have a chance to get beyond this..
The finest health care system in the world cant work unless you give it a chance.. So guys.. get a checkup !

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Comment by Rob Carter on November 2, 2009 at 12:23pm
I'll be praying for you brother. I have a couple of buddies who went through it with no problems

To everyone- I am a regular blood donor in my town. With each donation you can accumulate pionts for merch such as lawn chairs, bags, umbrellas etc. I always use my points for a PSA test wich they can do along with letting you in on cholesteral levels and other things. A PSA test is, obviously, non intrusive, and alerts to high levels which could be a warning sign.
Comment by Bill Startz on November 12, 2009 at 12:25pm
Thanx Rob,
my psa was not hi enough to trigger a warning, but the exam ,
afub,
discovered a mishapen growth and a biopsy determined the cancer.. so while a psa is very important , so is the exam.
It can run in families, so , my dad had it, i got it, my 4 brothers are in a very hi risk group..
I have surgery scheduled for early dec.. and the odds are in my favor.
Bill
Comment by jerome knopik on December 2, 2009 at 7:05pm
I had mine removed said it was the best thing, no sign of cancer since. I had the robotic thing done they said iwas the best way to go less recovery time and less chance of infection , since then I no longer can performe if you know what I mean and I have on going incontenence, I was told the leaking would clear up and I should be ok all around that was befpre the removel ,those two things have not cleared up and I just read a report from the inter net that said they are starting to fine those kind of results in men who have had their prostrate removed thru robotic surgery

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