Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby Dave Eds » Sun 03.06.2018, 14:47

Done.

Now go and get yourselves checked. Just had my half yearly check.
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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby dapinky » Sun 03.06.2018, 15:35

I agree with the above - better to 'suffer' now than later - no-one ever died from embarrassment, far too many have got ill by leaving it.

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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby Steve A » Sun 03.06.2018, 17:19

:x I've tried to get checked with two different doctors at my local surgery but they say unless your showing symptoms the test isn't worth doing :shock:
with everyone in the media etc pushing you to get checked isn't this outrageous malpractice ?
It would help is there was a clinic that specialised in this problem as they would spot problems earlier.
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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby Steve A » Sun 03.06.2018, 23:01

This is well worth a read :poke:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/about-us/n ... ave-a-test

Maybe we should start a list of people who are either needing a test, booked an appointment, or had it done, it just might spur somebody into saving there own lives :poke:
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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby chris.t » Mon 04.06.2018, 19:18

Steve A wrote:This is well worth a read :poke:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/about-us/n ... ave-a-test

Maybe we should start a list of people who are either needing a test, booked an appointment, or had it done, it just might spur somebody into saving there own lives :poke:
Good advice in that article. You could always go private, don't know if you would have to be referred by your GP though. My brother and I have had/got PC and my uncle died from it so it's in the family genes I guess. My other brother has a needle phobia and although he says he's been tested, I'm not so sure.

If you can look through your family's history for evidence of PC, this could indicate that a test would be a smart move. I take it that your GP is not willing to give you a test based on your age?
Could the 'Hokey-Cokey' actually be what it's all about?
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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby Steve A » Mon 04.06.2018, 21:56

chris.t wrote:
Steve A wrote:This is well worth a read :poke:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/about-us/n ... ave-a-test

Maybe we should start a list of people who are either needing a test, booked an appointment, or had it done, it just might spur somebody into saving there own lives :poke:
Good advice in that article. You could always go private, don't know if you would have to be referred by your GP though. My brother and I have had/got PC and my uncle died from it so it's in the family genes I guess. My other brother has a needle phobia and although he says he's been tested, I'm not so sure.

If you can look through your family's history for evidence of PC, this could indicate that a test would be a smart move. I take it that your GP is not willing to give you a test based on your age?

Well at 55 I'd say I'm a prime candidate.
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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby chris.t » Mon 04.06.2018, 22:02

I thought you were younger Steve. Then in that case demand a blood test!
Could the 'Hokey-Cokey' actually be what it's all about?
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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby DaveT » Fri 08.06.2018, 11:43

Steve A

Please feel free to copy this and send it to your GPs anon or otherwise-

IMHO-To deny a PSA test for a patient over the age of 50 based on the lack of symptoms is gross negligence with a splash of complete ignorance. All PCa symptoms are likely to be presented once the PCa has spread beyond the prostate. To catch it before spread can only be achieved by regular PSA testing year on year followed by proactive management in the event of a change.
I was diagnosed aged 55 and had been ill for two years prior- my GP wouldnt pay for a PSA test- by the time I was diagnosed it had spread to my bladder and bowel and metastasised everywhere. Following an 8 year uphill battle I am bed bound much of the time and too frail to care for myself anymore.
What right do you have to deny your patients early diagnosis and treatment, and based on what sound knowledge, experience or reasearch. None methinks.
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Re: Prostate CA: Sy grows a 'tache and KF grows half a beard

Postby Steve A » Fri 08.06.2018, 19:13

Thanks Dave you've hit the nail on the head
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