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   Old Thread  #27 2 May 2022 at 2.31pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry to hear this but glad to hear you are still with us Fred.
Keep well
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   Old Thread  #26 2 May 2022 at 11.32am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Well further on from the prostate scare I had a heart attack in late march .
Trouble was I was waiting for the pain so went nearly 5 hrs before I rang for an ambulance 😳
It took nearly an hour in the ambulance to stabilise me then went to hospital where I went straight in for surgery .
They threadelled a long probe in my wrist into a main artery and all the way to my heart ❤️.
They installed a stent as my three arteries were blocked but one totally blocked .
After an hour and a half they had finished .
It was a team of 7 and I watched it all on a monitor .
Iím now back to 80% fitness but Iím on a shed load of medication.
The consultant said I was very very lucky as I should not be here and was amazed I went 5 hours in moderate pain before seeking treatment .
We put it down to 25 years of eating ***** when I was on my tools when a subby having a fry up in the morning and chippy or Burger King , McDonaldís and Kentucky and all the other crap eaten after eating my healthy packed lunch driving to various sites all over the UK
My arteries seem to be all gunged up with crap .Also smoking since the age of 15 at 20_40 a day for years havenít helped .
I have basically flogged my body to death but the last 15 years have tried to eat healthily .
I know this is a prostate thread but thought I would up date my continued bad luck .
Yep Iím ok now and havenít suffered any serious affects as my heart muscles are recovering from what they said was a near death trauma .
Itís a funny old game innit ✌️
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   Old Thread  #25 29 Apr 2022 at 5.01pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Prostate cancer is primarily discovered by a biopsy of the prostate. MRI scans cannot diagnose cancer. However, it does determine the size of the tumour and the subsequent growth, if any, which is discovered in a subsequent MRI. The two MRIs are compared and the oncologist can assess the level of growth. The danger comes if the cancer spread outside the prostate. I am awaiting the result of my 2nd MRI, which was done last Wednesday.

Over 50? Get a PSA blood test done a.s.a.p.

@ jaclinlunderman5 jaclinlunderman5. **** off. That is spam and there are people on here with genuine prostate cancer. You are lower than a snake's belly.
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   Old Thread  #24 27 Apr 2022 at 1.23am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My dad suffered from prostatic cancer. I don't wish anyone to pass through this burden. This situation served me as an impulse to rethink our given life and how we should decently live it. I don't know if it might be a relief for those affected by cancer, but I bumped into something I want to share with you after researching. I read about the rm-1 prostatic cancer cell line developed in mice by scientists that might serve as a substrate for developing and studying new immunotherapy and biological drugs that could target specific cancer cells, keeping intact, healthy ones. I hope soon we'll have more answers and opportunities.
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   Old Thread  #23 10 Apr 2020 at 4.06pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Desire will be open soon buddy....stay safe
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   Old Thread  #22 10 Apr 2020 at 1.36pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Stay safe and stay well Fred.
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   Old Thread  #21 9 Apr 2020 at 6.46am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The male family members on my fatherís side have all been diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lives & unfortunately most succumbed to it spreading which ultimately was the cause of their passing. My father is on his third case of prostate cancer now & I have been told that because of the family history, I am of extremely high risk of developing it sometime in my life. With this in mind I have annual tests done if I have not had any symptoms & told that if I have any symptoms, however minor I may think they are, to make an appointment with my GP immediately to have digit examination carried out as well as full bloods. There is nothing to be embarrassed about at all with regards to the digital rectal examination. It takes the Doctor longer to put the glove on & lube up their finger than the actual exam does! They will no doubt have performed this examination no end of times and they will no doubt has experienced all the ďaccidentsĒ such as leakage on pressing on the prostate, ďdirtyĒ finger, release of gas on removing finger, etc, etc. My GP is a young lady of Indian heritage (mid-20ís at a guess) who is actually quite good looking. It makes the experience a little more pleasurable than if it was a 70 year old male!

30 seconds of discomfort & slight embarrassment on first exam is nothing to worry about considering it could save your life and I always thought of my family & how they would feel if I ignored everything & passed away from prostate cancer because I didnít want to go ďred in the faceĒ because I thought my friends would think it was ďgayĒ because I allowed a doctor to stick a finger up my posterior!

I have also made sure that I have put a bit in my will to leave equal amounts to a UK Prostate Cancer charity as well as The MS Society.
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   Old Thread  #20 8 Apr 2020 at 8.48pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fred, that is amazing, time to move on and live life to the maximum. That is brilliant news

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   Old Thread  #19 8 Apr 2020 at 8.32pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Keep with the lockdown Fred.....
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   Old Thread  #18 8 Apr 2020 at 8.06pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Relieved is probably an understatement.
Itís also given me and Iím sure many others on here a lift to hear some good news for a change.
Stay safe.
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   Old Thread  #17 8 Apr 2020 at 7.36pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's good news Fred

Stay indoors, stay safe and hopefully you - and the rest of us - will be wetting a line before the summer
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   Old Thread  #16 8 Apr 2020 at 7.27pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Keep well Fred
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   Old Thread  #15 8 Apr 2020 at 6.45pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thought I would update

Well I got taken into hospital with pancreatic episode .
I had my gal bladder out 7 years previous due to bile ducts blocked and going orange 🍊
Well I was in severe pain and ended up having a CT scan an XRay and 2 tours in the MRI scanner .
After 5 days I came home .

A few days later a doctor from where I had the prostate scan told me I had no signs of cancer whatsoever .

I told him I thought this as was hospitalised due to pancreatic episode and after having all scans available they told me the same .

So it turns out the tests were flawed due to blockages after all.

All good now thanks for all the positive posts .

Just got to now hold tight with this lockdown now 👍
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   Old Thread  #14 21 Feb 2020 at 10.34am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wishing you all the very best Fred, if it is Prostrate Cancer and caught early treatment can be very effective. I had a heated debate with my GP when I was younger (20's) about PC, I asked if there's a hereditary link, he said no, so I asked what are the chances of it seeing off my dad, his brother and their dad...stumped look but stuck to his guns...tbh I am worried.

Also worth saying as others have said, don't be shy of your doctor, and stick to your guns if you know something is wrong but they are hesitant to help keep at them.

Example, I had a random blood test in 2010 for not feeling well with no real explanation, doc also chucked in a cholesterol check. Bloods came back high cholesterol but also low white counts, come back if you feel unwell, you probaly have a infection (he seemed more interested in the cholesterol tbh), scheduled another test for the Cholesterol at 3 months to see how it's responding to Statins. Went back counts recovering (but very low), you'll be fine. 2013 same again low counts but recovered. 2016 my GP retired, a new very young GP took over his patients, got a call asking for me to come in as he was reviewing my yearly test. 1st question, were you ever referred about your white cell counts, no, (odd look from him) think we better look into them as it's not normal, result, Leukaemia. In between I had been to the docs several times mostly around Feb, in 2014 & 15 I had 2 weeks of work due to general malaise, sweats, flue/hay fever like symptoms, generally feeling miserable. Turns out this was my already weekened imune system being over run.

Don't ignore it, get it checked out
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   Old Thread  #13 20 Feb 2020 at 9.22pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mate, I've had discussion's, sometimes blazing row's with my father over painful/ debilitating treatment/trials the last 10 years that you don't want to have. Get checked fellas, you won't feel a problem til it's got you.
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