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#1 MarcusGarveyLives

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:47 PM













The secret that kills: Focus on prostate cancer

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#2 MarcusGarveyLives

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:04 PM

What does a diagnosis of prostate cancer mean?

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:54 PM

I haven't been to see "my doctor" since I was 18, not that it'd be much use anyway, hes all about getting you in and out in under 15 minutes - it didn't say what age you should start getting checked or did I miss it?

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:25 PM

Eating cauliflower and broccoli twice a week can almost halve a man's chances of developing the most life-threatening form of prostate cancer, a new study claims ...


Broccoli and cauliflower can cut a man's chances of developing the most aggressive prostate cancer


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:07 PM

Poor test rate for prostate - Jamaican men leaving themselves at risk for cancer ...

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 07:43 PM

‘We Want Black Men to Live’: Testing and early detection encouraged at Prostate Cancer Walk For Life

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:18 PM

Thanks a lot MGL for keeping this one going. Very informative!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 10:01 PM

Gene Variant Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer in 'Black' Men

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 05:56 PM

A real life example: 'I don't know what I would do if he was gone' (click for more)



Jasemine says she is grateful her husband Earl's cancer was detected early. (Photos: Gregory Bennett)


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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:26 PM



1 December 2007: Reggae singer Tyrone Taylor ("Cottage in Negril") dies of prostate cancer, aged 50.


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Posted 17 February 2008 - 11:23 AM

Gene breakthrough lifts hope of prostate cancer screening for every man


Coloured scanning electron micrograph of two prostate cancer cells in the final stage of cell division.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 11:31 AM

'Black' men in raised prostate risk (click for more)

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:05 PM

Prostate cancer victims cured with ipilimumab (click for more)

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:39 PM

First gene 'linked to aggressive prostate cancer found'

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

Prostate cancer skyrockets in Jamaica over quarter century (click for more)

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:43 PM

There are now two conflicting views on the diagnosis and cure of cancer in the same week.

One study argues there’s no point of early testing for PSA tests are ineffective and distressing.

Experts scrap prostate screening proposal
UK experts have recommended against a screening programme for prostate cancer, saying its potential harms would outweigh any benefits.
The UK National Screening Committee says after weighing all the evidence, screening for this male cancer using a blood test called PSA is not advisable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-11930979

Warn men of prostate test distress, study urges
Men should be warned that testing for prostate cancer can lead to unnecessary distress, researchers urge.
While the test is not routinely offered in the UK, men over 45 may request one.

If a man has high levels of the protein prostate specific antigen, a biopsy is carried out, which in most cases shows there is no cancerous growth at all.

A British Journal of Cancer study found for 20% this was a distressing process, and that for some these feelings continued even after a negative result.

http://news.bbc.co.u...lth/8608103.stm


The second suggests an asprin a day, keeps cancer at bay.

Small daily aspirin dose 'cuts cancer risk'
A small daily dose of aspirin - 75mg - substantially reduces death rates from a range of common cancers, a study suggests.
Research at Oxford University and other centres found that it cut overall cancer deaths by at least a fifth.
The study, published in the Lancet, covered some 25,000 patients, mostly from the UK.

Experts say the findings show aspirin's benefits often outweighed its associated risk of causing bleeding... Professor Rothwell said the annual risk of major internal bleeding was about 1 in 1,000 and aspirin roughly doubled that risk. But he said the danger of major bleeding was "very low" in middle age but increased dramatically after 75. A sensible time to consider starting daily aspirin use would be between 45-50, continuing for around 25 years, he said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-11930988


I suggest all these articles are misleading. Early testing is the best method, for men, mid forties latest. None of these researches are African specific and it essential we understand the full implications of following this current ‘research’ will no doubt tempt some politicians into considering the formation of some kind of cost-saving government health initiative that will cost or families lives.

Asprin as an effective pain reducer has the side effect of lowering blood pressure by ‘thinning’ the blood, do NOT take one a day unless prescribed for specific medical issues. Yes it may be stressful to some to take a test for cancer whilst waiting the result, but it will be even more stressful to find out you have it and by not acting sooner its a terminal condition.

Please listen to the interview in this Pan African Drum broadcast if you are interested or have concerns on this matter;

2 November 2010 Cancer: An Understanding - Living a healing life
Guest Contribution: Elder Colin Carter (caribbeanfuneral@btconnect.com)
Issue 90 Podcast - Complete (5hr 53)

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I am NOT a doctor so please consider getting advice from a (doctor and healer) before making an informed decision.

Thank you MarcusGarveyLives for starting and maintaining this thread.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:24 PM

Going bald early 'doubles prostate cancer risk' (click for more)




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