johnny romone, paul mccartney, my brother and prostate cancer


Why is it death seems more significant when it occurs to famous people? I said “seems.” Did you know that many physicians are nihilistic when it comes to prostate cancer? Yes…the good cancers will behave and the bad cancers are bad from the get go and will behave bad no matter what you do.

Prostate Diaries

The names of bands influenced by Johnny Ramone, look at them, and then the fact that Romone was a pseudonym for Paul McCartney is something I did not know.

Here’s the tragedy… He was diagnosed late. What I see happening often with my patients and in casual conversation with others, men and women, is that the misconception that ” prostate cancer is slow-growing and that you die with it not of it,” is something applied across the board lowering the male’s guard, and the dual nature of the disease is not taken into account.

There is a bit of danger of touting surveillance too strongly. Not the concept of surveillance per se, but the misconception of how men perceive it.  I did a post on the fellow named Squarles who had a high PSA but was not going to have a biopsy because to paraphrase, ” Let that urologist get…

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