Prostate cancer

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by startinghandle, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. I have just been listening on radio 2 someone talking about prostrate cancer and it is very common and men seem to try and forget about symtoms and it is not easy to diagnose early
     
  2. Shutesy

    Shutesy Moderator

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    3rd biggest killer of men in the UK now according to 5Live this morning.
     
  3. static

    static Member

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    Kills more men than breast cancer kills women. Gets less than 1/3 of the funding.

    Having recently been to the Drs with a ball-bag related problem, the feedback from the Dr was that even if it turned out to be nothing that most chaps wouldnt have gone to see him and just put it to the back of their minds. Silly men.
     
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  4. PSQ

    PSQ Member

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    Given that most deaths due to late diagnosis, what are the early symptoms that should tell us to go to the Doc's?
     
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  5. Shutesy

    Shutesy Moderator

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    No doubt there will be symptoms in some, maybe most, men I would imagine. But the thing that stuck in my head this morning from the radio discussion was the fact that you can have prostate cancer and have no symptoms, men have found they have had cancer just from it being picked up in routine medical checks when they have felt fine otherwise. List of symptoms here though: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/prostate-cancer/symptoms/
     
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  6. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

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    Probably more important to get checked out for enlarged prostate as it can have similar symptoms to prostate cancer. It's easy enough to do initial tests yourself by completing the questionaire below. Statistically, "20% of men at the age of 40 years had an enlarged prostate, 70% at age 60, and 90% by the age of 80 years old". I have now had the op twice and probably heading for a third!

    http://www.ruh.nhs.uk/patients/Urology/documents/patient_leaflets/Form_IPSS.pdf

    If you are worried about it, have a look at what Billy Connely had to say -- but don't just sit there and suffer in silence, get it done!

     
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  7. Get yourselves checked out if your over 50 as my father didn't and sadly died of the disease in 2001
     
  8. Badshot

    Badshot Member

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    Kent
    Just got to man up and go have a finger stuck up your arris.
    I've already had that test, lady Dr asked if I wanted a chaperone!
    Still got to go have the full health check. Best get on and organise it I guess.
     
  9. Its better than the other result !!!
     
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  10. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

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    Dr.told me when he checked it year or so ago if that was swollen you would have shot off the bed when he did it ?
    Also a good sex life or toss helps too he said ????
     
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  11. Lincoln75

    Lincoln75 Member

    So it doesn't make you go blind , its actually good for you (y)
     
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  12. Danllan

    Danllan Member

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    Saw this thread a while ago while looking at the bad-back one, and now I've something to add...

    Mrs Danllan's father had a scare with PC a few years ago and she lost a most beloved aunt and a grandmother to breast cancer so she is rather sensitive to the subject as a whole.

    I've had a bad back for a while - I am certain from pulling haylage loose in a ring feeder - and have recently got up in the night to use the toilet a few of times. With the boss putting 2 and 2 together she is now ordering me to see the GP...

    I think @Shutesy is quite right in saying that most of us will have some symptoms but, having spoken to a friend who is a Doc, it would seem that 'better safe than sorry' is the way forward in this. Probably nothing, but from a bit of muscle strain and drinking too late in the evening (usually tea!), between them Mrs Danllan and said friend have now got me thinking. I'm hoping the 'test' won't be worse than the old Army medicals :eek:.
     
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  13. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

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    Rubber gloves !
     
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  14. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

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    Don't worry! The digital examination is a bit embarassing but I diverted my attention by thinking of the poor doctor! Your problems are probably just an enlarged prostate. You can score your own symptoms here (and I'd suggest all males reading this should do likewise):

    http://www.urospec.com/uro/Forms/ipss.pdf

    In the unlilkely event that you have prostate cancer, it is the best form of cancer to get, if you have to have it, as it is neatly packaged and unlikely to spread unless neglected.

    I've had two ops for enlarged prostate by green light laser surgery. I was the 35th person to have this in the UK but had to go back a few years later for a repeat as measurements left to a local urologist weren't done correctly. This surgery is now available at a number of hospitals throughout the country and involves no more than a couple of days in hospital. In the USA, it is an out patient procedure.

    Nothing much to worry about, just don't neglect to get it looked at asap. I also think there will be a waiting list for surgery so another reason not to wait. Sorry, can't help with the back as I have one too. Just take it easy and let the youngsters do the lifting!
     
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  15. Danllan

    Danllan Member

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    Thanks @Dry Rot, I appreciate that. @Still Farming the humour isn't lost on me, I've had a chat with a *friend* this morning who went through the fun of such an exam' a couple of years ago, the B*stard just sent me this link:



    He's a vet', so has a fairly twisted sense of humour anyway, but after some Corporal Jones references he was pretty reassuring ... but, and I hate to use the Americanism, it is literally my ars* on the line in this case so I'm minded to get some revenge sooner or later... :sneaky:
     
  16. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

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    Glamorgan Wales
    Mullder and Skulley ?
     
  17. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

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    Scotland
    If it hasn't been posted before....

     
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  18. Badshot

    Badshot Member

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  19. Danllan

    Danllan Member

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    Sir Gar / Carms
    Is that supposed to be a f****** morale booster? :eek:

    Note to self: Don't go to a Mexican proctologist...
     
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  20. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    Most blokes, me included, tend to put things like that off.

    Don`t.

    Make the appointment.... 5 minutes of minor embarrassment or an extra 20+ years living..... no brainer as they say.
     
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