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Hey guys. How many of you are as pissed off as I am about the inequities of male vs female cancer research?

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Hey guys. How many of you are as pissed off as I am about the inequities of male vs female cancer research?

Postby wylingford34 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:01 am

It seems like all the support and research money goes to breast and cervical cancer research while testicular and prostate cancer are all but forgotten about. Hell, there are a couple thousand breast cancer foundations but I cant find 1 testicular or prostate organization. They now even have a supposed vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Wheres the research or development for all us? All I want is some equality in the research time, money, and in treatment. I've even called places like American Cancer Society, civic groups, many other non profit organizations nobody wants to do anything to help with this or start an organization. So I wanted to hear all your feedback
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Postby manville60 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:05 am

Well.. everyone loves boobs. Boobs are fun to look at, fun to play with. Most guys wont even let you play with their prostate, they're all "UGH, I'm not gay! Get your finger out of my ***!!" Maybe if you guys started acting like your prostate was important, we'd care!
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Postby kestejoo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:13 am

Try typing in prostate cancer awareness in google. That brings up several organizations and research institutes. I think that researches are aware that prostate cancer is the number cancer killer of men (after lung cancer which is the number one killer of both men and women) and there is research being done to find treatments. It's definitely not as highly advertised as breast cancer, but it is definitely still being looked and researched.
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Postby kirkley36 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:20 am

Having survived a bout of breast cancer and coming from a family who has battled several different types of cancer, I too feel like breast cancer gets the most publicity. Nothing wrong with that. Some really business savy women got off their butts and did something, rather than waiting for someone else to do something. Maybe you too should do some research on where you can get involved or how start a foundation to support research for prostate and testicular cancers.
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Postby masselin » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:27 am

I think you make an interesting point....esp about prostate cancer since all males ...if they live long enough will get prostate cancer...and not all females will get breast cancer.

There are about (4) kinds of testicular cancer. It depends which one and how far advanced...but in general...the cure rates have gotten much much better. Lance Armstrong and Scott Hamilton (at Cleveland Clinic Foundation) have helped with that cause a lot. But I bet most males don't do "self testicular exam" or have an awareness. There are some websites for testicular cancer treatment at tertiary care hospitals....(i.e. Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic etc.)

The most common types of cancer males get are preventable and related to exposure sources (smoking, industrial/chemical stuff etc.). Colon cancer is a big one ...yet, men avoid getting a colonoscopy after the age of 50. Obesity has been linked to certain cancers as well. Just look at the diet most men go for and you know why they have the biggest problem with heart disease.

The prevenitive aspect would have the greatest impact for men...yet we are our own worst enemy for that. Men tend to put off and ignore health issues pretty effectively.

Interesting Question you have pointed out!
Thanks for stimulating thought!
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