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Men-Do you know your Number?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Hpilotman, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Hpilotman

    Hpilotman Tele-Meister

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    PSA Number. Men over 40 and men with a family history of Prostate Cancer.

    "The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer."

    The PSA Number is also used with the prostate volume [size] to also determine "Prostate Density" which also is used to determine if more testing is needed.

    "The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate, a small gland that sits below the bladder in men."

    Also ask your Primary Care Physician if they are doing a PSA test. If not request a PSA test and Finger Wave of your prostate on annual basis.If they will not do it get a referral to a Urologist who specializes in Prostate Cancer. Better to be safe than sorry.

    The PSA test does not diagnosis Prostate Cancer but lets the Urologist know that more specific testing is needed including MRI's and possible Biopsy.

    Early detection is the name of the game.

    I know this from personal experience.


    CDC Data:

    https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html

    "In 2017, the latest year for which incidence data are available, in the United States, 207,430 new cases of Prostate Cancer were reported among men, and 30,486 men died of this cancer. For every 100,000 men, 107 new Prostate Cancer cases were reported and 19 men died of this cancer."
     
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  2. mefgames

    mefgames Friend of Leo's Double Platinum Supporter

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    Thanks for raising awareness on this subject. I just had my yearly test and my number is excellent !!
     
  3. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes.
     
  4. Obsessed

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    Yikes, another old man medical thread!:eek:

    Okay, how old do I have to be to do this test and do I have to swallow something first?:confused:o_O
     
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    The doctor said I'm good for another 10,000 miles. He honestly said that.
     
  6. LutherBurger

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    This is important. Ask the nurse for a DRE every visit.
     
  7. 61fury

    61fury Friend of Leo's

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    Over 50 and it's just a blood draw. If it stays a bit high then it's an MRI before biopsy. Biopsy isn't fun, like a staple gun up your @ss and blood everywhere for a long while. I'm OK at the moment but it's not a fun ride . What's the magic number? 4.7 or something?
     
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    My urologist looks like Anne Hathaway's better looking sister...
     
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    Yes.

    But not like you think :eek:



     
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  10. Frisco 57

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    I'm a prostate cancer survivor. I had it removed two years ago (Thanksgiving) I'm doing quite well but make sure to get your PSA checked brothers!
     
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    Good to get it done. I’m a daily pill popper.
     
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    Mine is always high. Had the cancer check a few years ago. Negative. I pee more and I can't pee as far as I used to.:mad:
     
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    Getting a cystoscopy tomorrow. Doc thinks it is an infection (my PSA number is good) but gonna scope everything anyway.
     
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    I’m 48 and keep finding stupid reasons for putting it off. I’m smart enough to know that putting it off is stupid.
     
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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    All tested. All normal.
     
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    Thank you for the info. My urologist looks like Olive Oil, so I can't wait.
     
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    Another prostate cancer survivor, 12 years on.

    Get your PSA tested.
     
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    I am a 2 ...
    Get it done!
     
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    Just had an interesting occurrence - after years of sporadic difficulty peeing, the ol' prostate just decided we weren't going to do that anymore. Couldn't produce more than a few drops for several days. Finally ended up in the ER on a Tuesday morning, and left with external plumbing, which went on for 2 weeks. The most attention that region of my anatomy has had from nice young ladies in a long time, but not nearly as fun as I remember it.

    Taking 2 medications now - first regular meds of any kind ever - one for flow, and one to shrink it. If I stop, the problems will come back.

    In the course of all this, got a PSA test - also a first, at 69 years old (I know, I know). Very low number, so things are looking good in that department.

    Get it done.
     
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    <0.1 Cancer survivor. Thanks for raising awareness.
     
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