Four reasons I won’t have a prostate cancer blood test

By Ian Haines, Monash University

psa blood test or notCancer Council Australia and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia yesterday released new draft guidelines to help GPs counsel men who ask about prostate cancer tests. They advise GPs to explain the pros and cons of testing and, if the man wants to proceed, to give him a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test every two years between the ages of 50 to 69. Read more …

Confused Man on Prostate Cancer FactsProstate cancer facts are not so hard to talk about.  At least, not for the doctor or urologist explaining it to you. For us lesser mortals, it is one thing to vaguely understand it in theory but it is quite something else when it is possible to see a well crafted visual guide of the prostate cancer facts. See here.

This is highly recommended viewing for those who just want to know more as well as for those who know they have prostate cancer and want to understand prostate cancer facts better.

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TURP Surgery – A real life story

free flow life after turp surgery1.30am. and I’m up in the  chill of  winter’s  wee small hours.  My route is well worn, a pathway  from the bedroom to the toilet,  where I  peed  just a couple of  hours ago.    And then, back  to the warmth of my bed. Read more …

Prostate check It started off like any other day.  But today is the day you have to take the physical you have been putting off forever.

Still, better now than never. The sun is shining and it will be great to get away from work and into the fresh air. Read more …

Prostate Health Diet Tips -Fruit and Vegetables are keys to prostate healthYour prostate health diet can be improved with a few tweaks. Fresh, organic fruit and vegetables can help. These are not miracle cures but various studies are suggestive of their positive abilities. Lycopene is one example of a health-promoting plant pigment known for its ability to fight cancer. Read more …