But some of the very same symptoms can also be caused by a prostate-cancer tumor.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men; only some skin cancers are more rampant.
The only way to confirm those suspicions, unfortunately, was by collecting some prostatic fluid.He sat there grinning apologetically as he held up one gloved and well-lubricated index finger and asked me to bend over a chair.The steward swung him around and plopped him into the booth with us. My wife ratted me out: "He had a high PSA reading," she said, waving her fork in my direction."But he won't go back to the doctor." The old guy turned to me. Well, as it turns out, nothing about the PSA test is accurate, starting with the name.In April I learned I had stage II prostate cancer, and after questioning experts and survivors, I've decided surgery is the way to go. This brew then proceeds to your prostate, which tops it off with enzymes, citric acid, and zinc before your man milk is propelled out of your body and into hers with rather pleasant smooth-muscle contractions.
Now, almost 2 years later, I'm not going to say, "Thank god they caught it in time... Blah blah blah blah." No, what I'm thinking is more along the lines of: I want my prostate back. The size of a golf ball, it's tucked away under your bladder, biding its time until you and your reproductive system decide to emit the sacred seed.But catch it early, before the cancer cells escape, and your chance of surviving 5 years is 100 percent.Here's the good news about prostate cancer: Deaths are down because it is being diagnosed much earlier. Once you register, you'll be able to manage your account online.If your print subscription includes digital access, you will also be able to log in to The Inquirer and Daily News replicas and using the same username and password login credentials.My internist did that for me in the summer of 2007, as part of a regular physical. The results showed mildly troubling cholesterol — but a very troubling PSA number.