Friday, October 26, 2012

Yes I know it is October and we are in full swing Breast Cancer Awareness-- but I am  going to share some information about Prostrate Cancer with you-- I went with my husband to the urologist on Wednesday as we were discussing his options for his surgery  I asked his Dr. why Prostrate Cancer is as not talked about, he said .... Men don't share like women , they don't want to discuss it or the side effects.
  So if you have a father, husband or son over the age of fifty they need to ask for a PSA test,  Gary's test was a routine -oh your fifty we need to check your PSA , if you have a father that has had prostrate cancer you need to be tested at 45- 
Gary's cancer both of them have been found because he had tests- his Kidney cancer was found in a scan from his gallbladder,  this cancer was found in a follow-up after his kidney surgery-
This surgery sounds scary , but we are hopeful and positive that it has been caught before spreading to any other organs.
I am taking each day as it comes lately, staying busy and enjoying doing nothing!  A little crafting here and there, spending time sitting on the porch, planning what we are going to do when surgery is over and hopefully life returns to normal. 

I'll be back blogging soon, until then keep us in your thoughts and prayers.


Here  is some info : Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The latest American Cancer Society estimates for prostate cancer in the United States are for 2012:
  • About 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
  • About 28,170 men will die of prostate cancer
About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Nearly two thirds are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 67.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.5 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.