My cancer was in the final stage before breaching the prostate, and yet I had no symptoms. If I didn’t bother to have regular checkups, my cancer most likely would have spread before I found out. Please, guys, don’t wait for symptoms before seeing a doctor.
I know several guys who haven’t seen a doctor in over 20 years. I’ve managed to convince a few to go for an annual checkup, including the PSA test. But most feel they are healthy and no need to see the doctor. Feeling healthy is no excuse to skip an annual checkup. One of the guys I convinced to see a doctor turned out to have high blood pressure and diabetes.
San Francisco, CA (UroToday.com) — Despite most cancers seeing a drop in deaths, prostate cancer deaths are on the rise in the U.S. New reporting from the American Cancer Society shows that in 2020, the number of men who will die from prostate cancer will hit a record high over the last two decades, with an increase of 5 percent since just last year.
For more information, please read Prostate Cancer Deaths
I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my prostate cancer diagnosis and lessons learned. You can listen to all my medical posts under Gogs’ Medical Testing.
If you’re newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and live in Canada 🇨🇦 please request a free Reef Knot Kit from Prostate Cancer Foundation BC. Each kit contains a copy of my book, Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm. For more details, please read the Announcement in my local paper.