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Muttley Posted on 15/05/2019 12:49
Prostate Cancer
 
 
Looking at their campaign "March For Men" it is a little disappointing that the nearest march is in Leeds, but take the time to watch the advert and read the advice on how to be aware of changes in your body that might signal a problem.

True or False? "You can protect yourself by knowing the symptoms."









False.

Urinary problems can be a sign of prostate cancer, but it often has no symptoms at all in its early, most treatable stages. And you can't check yourself for lumps like with some other common cancers – so just being vigilant is no guarantee. (Although you should definitely visit your GP if you notice changes in your urinary habits.)


To catch more men's cancer early, we need a national screening programme where everyone at risk is invited for testing. We are investing millions in research funding to develop tests reliable enough to screen men. March with us or donate today and help us fund research that could save thousands of lives.




As they say "One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer. We think they're worth saving. Do you?"



Link: New TV advert
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Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 15/05/2019 14:59

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My experience was to ask for a check up at the GP surgery, they carried out a physical examination and a blood test. It's well worth going for, my cousin died two weeks ago after going untreated (by choice) for prostate cancer.

If you have a relative that has had prostate problems then definitely go for it.
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upthechels Posted on 15/05/2019 15:03

Prostate Cancer

 
I had the 'umpires finger' a few years ago. Given 'not out' thankfully.

Not nearly as bad as I thought it might have been tbh. Probably due for another now.
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Trug Posted on 15/05/2019 15:05

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Sorry to hear about your cousin CTC.
Hoof for this extremely important post.
I peed some blood once and I went to my GP. Within days I was at North Tees with a camera up my bum and blood tests being taken. Fortunately nothing was found but it is worth the inconvenience for piece of mind.
GET IT CHECKED
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Greenandblack Posted on 15/05/2019 15:19

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***One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer.***

I'm sure they know the stats very well. If there is a successful screening program for prostate cancer, presumably this will mean that eventually the mortality rate for some other condition goes up. After all, we don't live forever and we all have to die in end.

Does anyone get chalked off from old age any more? Does there have to be a specific reason every time?
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ritt_mickley Posted on 15/05/2019 15:23

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I had no real symptoms other than nighttime peeing, then had an opportunistic blood test as part of a well-man clinic at my GP surgery. PSA was well high and I was in JCUH within two months for surgery. I reckon that blood test probably saved my life or at least lot of aggro if it hadn’t been diagnosed.
Get it done if you can!
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glover_elbow Posted on 15/05/2019 15:28

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Its seems unfair how little support and funding this is given compared to breast cancer
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king_hellfire Posted on 15/05/2019 15:29

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‘I'm sure they know the stats very well. If there is a successful screening program for prostate cancer, presumably this will mean that eventually the mortality rate for some other condition goes up. After all, we don't live forever and we all have to die in end.

Does anyone get chalked off from old age any more? Does there have to be a specific reason every time?’




That’s a strange post, Greenandblack.

Are you saying people should just die of prostate cancer rather than getting it treated?
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Greenandblack Posted on 15/05/2019 15:37

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No of course people suffering from prostate cancer should seek treatment.

What I am wondering is - if people are being saved from heart disease, diabetes, strokes, cancers, and lots of other conditions, what are they going to die of in the end?

We can't all go on forever. So the people who don't die of (say) diabetes will die in the end, but what will they die of? The mortality rate of some condition or conditions is going to leap up.
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Muttley Posted on 15/05/2019 16:00

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There is a big funding gap between cancer treatment for men and women. Partly this is due to the (historically) higher mortality rates of women with ovarian and breast cancer and partly it is due to men themselves and our reluctance to "bother" a doctor with our concerns.

It's time to fix that.

Support this very good charity if we weren't so close to the date I would suggest that someone organises a walk in Middlesbrough. My idea would be Riverside to Ayresome (site of) and back. Perhaps one for next year?
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PhillyMac Posted on 15/05/2019 17:23

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This is crazy talk:

I'm sure they know the stats very well. If there is a successful screening program for prostate cancer, presumably this will mean that eventually the mortality rate for some other condition goes up. After all, we don't live forever and we all have to die in end.

Does anyone get chalked off from old age any more? Does there have to be a specific reason every time?
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Muttley Posted on 15/05/2019 17:46

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Pretty much. When my mother-in-law died earlier this year there was a specific "cause of death" on the Death Certificate (i.e. not "old age"). I forget what it was, but I remember that my good lady opining that it didn't match her opinion. I'm not sure if that is where the stats come from when these things are recorded?
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ColinAllcars Posted on 15/05/2019 21:48

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Prostate cancer now kills more than Breast Cancer yet receives approx 1/3 of the Govt funding.

There is no national screening programme in place because those who control the funding say the test isn't accurate enough to be rolled out nationally (some say the same about Breast screening)

Those developing the test say if they had more funding they could develop a better test. But the funding's gone elsewhere.

Strangely, the Women and Equalities Committee seem unmoved.
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Norman_Conquest Posted on 15/05/2019 21:59

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Hi guys,

Couldn't we organise our own march for prostrate cancer?

We live in a beautiful part of the country with the York Moors in our backyard. Surely between us we could organise something to raise awareness.

Just a thought.
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Emmersons_BrazillianDong Posted on 15/05/2019 22:11
Edited On: 15/05/2019 22:29
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There was a very vociferous poster on here that used to post regularly about the disparity between funding for men and women on these topics but I can't recall his name.

I appreciate that he didn't always deliver the message in the most polite way but he was right and shot down an awful lot.


EDIT - It was possibly Rutters that I'm referring to. If so then my suggestion that he doesn't 'deliver the message in a polite way' is somewhat of an understatement [:D]
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ColinAllcars Posted on 15/05/2019 22:15

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Great idea[^]

Wonder if Rob would ask the club if it could adopt it as an official charity?

Bet there's a good %age of men in the West Stand suffering with PC.



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Lemmy_Kilmister Posted on 15/05/2019 22:50

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I have a PSA test every two years (waiting to hear back from the last one).

Go to a doctor's surgery and have a look around the posters and leaflets about Prostate Cancer.
You'll be lucky to see anything at all.
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ColinAllcars Posted on 16/05/2019 09:31
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You could always tune-in to the BBC every morning for campaigning on Breast/Cervical Cancer Screening, Endometriosis, V@gin@l Mesh, Girls with eating disorders, Menopause Awareness, Post-Natal Anxiety or leniency for some woman who killed her husband with a hammer etc etc
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rob_fmttm Posted on 16/05/2019 09:53

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MFC have already linked up with a charity partner for next season. I am not sure which charity that is though.
Charities can apply for a bucket collection at a match - usually they are local charities but obviously this is local and national. If we all helped out with buckets we could actually raise an enormous amount of awareness and money from one game.
Does anyone have the best contact to Prostrate Cancer charity and I can hook them up with Yvonne at the Boro to try and arrange something. As you can imagine there are a lot of people applying to have charity collections at games and well in advance so it is not easy to get a slot. I know work is underway for a Gary Parky day and we know all our hospices are in desperate need for funding.
We could do a walk from Ayresome Park to the Ayresome Park gates at the Riverside.
Someone could run for prostrate cancer at Ali Brownlee 5km on 30th June and then grab a load of publicity around that.
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ColinAllcars Posted on 16/05/2019 11:08

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Bump[^]
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