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Should There Be Cancer Screening For Men?

Postby Anghrist » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:48 pm

Definately there should be. My husband was diagnosised 5 years ago with prostate cancer. He has been in treatment for the 5 years. He never went for testing until there was a problem, because you didn't hear of sceening like for women. He's fighting for his life now
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Should There Be Cancer Screening For Men?

Postby Hilton » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:50 pm

They are.
It is just that men are less likely to go to the Dr for these screenings than women.

Men seem to be their own worst enemies when it comes to health issues.

Add: *sigh* Spree, you should know better, and we don't want to loose you!
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Should There Be Cancer Screening For Men?

Postby Ambonisye » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:53 pm

Anyone can get screened any time for cancer if they want to.
No one is pressured to line up to be screened.
And it's not generally free, so that's another issue.
Any man or woman can go to their doctor and submit to any test there is.
And, I believe there is plenty awareness for all of these types.

I've had cancer and am in no hurry to get checked for anything else! If it doesn't hurt or stink, I'm not going. ;-)
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Should There Be Cancer Screening For Men?

Postby Wyn » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:00 pm

Tarkarri is right as usual.
Men are supposed to have colonoscopies at age 50.

I have refused mine, and I am a cancer specialist doctor.
We also have

screening blood tests for prostate cancer - the PSA blood test.
I have refused

that too.
I am willing to let the cards fall where they may.

Men can be overly macho like this.
I freely admit that.
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