bob monkhouse diagnosed with prostate cancer after it was too late. he is still one of the most common google searches that arrive at prostate diaries.

Another top search that gets people to this blog. They all want to know about Elizabeth Thompson, his first wife. Monkhouse on dying of prostate cancer Monkhouse, Albin, Bixby, Zappa, Folgelberg-What do they all have in common?  These are the type of  patients early detection and "early awareness"  are  trying to find. The top ten Bob …

The Decision, a prostate cancer book by a urologist who’s a patient- A book review. Good or bad?

I love the part about, " McHugh got the name of his surgeon from a traveling salesman."  Too funny! Well, the book is about making a decision about what to do...not who will do it. It turns out my drug rep was right on.  The US Review of Books // The Decision: Your prostate biopsy shows cancer... …

the closest i ever came to death was not prostate cancer…it was at mt. assiniboine canada. how did bill brooks of calgary pull this off…who is he?

  The story later... I am in the middle and I have on "water resistent" L.L. Bean rain gear. I am soaking wet and lost.   Mount Assiniboine Lodge Bill Brooks Columnist Calgary The 13th Annual Bill Brooks Prostate Cancer Benefit taking place Friday, January 21, 2011 at Hotel Arts promises to be the biggest …

One in six men have a vasectomy…one in six men have prostate cancer. Hmmmmmmmmm? No Needle No Scalpel vasectomy and the Madajet.

Have you heard of the "no needle-no scalpel vasectomy?" The technology for the painless part is old but its application to providing needle free anesthesia for a vasectomy is relatively new. If you are of "vasectomy age" you should inquire about it before you choose a vasectomy, particularly if you are needle phobic. Prostate cancer …

Two things about Active Surveillance and Prostate Cancer

The two things: Most low and intermediate risk prostate cancers don't progress-Do you know what low vs. intermediate risk means? And...if they do there is "usually" no consequence to the delay in treatment One caveat..."in most cases." It takes a special mindset to choose surveillance and one must accept a small amount of risk that accompanies …

2010 in review-Thanks to all for a great first year opining about prostate cancer.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would …

What is the cause of the “rectal refusal syndome” in the early detection of prostate cancer?

  Why men won't have a rectal explained with humor in a cartoon. I have personally heard these examples from patients.  What is interesting about this study is that: Older more educated men more likely to agree to get screened Younger and employed men are less likely Of the men who declined the rectal many would not …

common search on google that gets to prostate diaries…”sex drive after prostatectomy.”

orators become dumb... when beauty speaketh-shakesphere Okay...one more time.  sex drive is called libido and is dependent on testosterone testosterone is not affected by removing the prostate testosterone is produced by the testicles and gets into the body through the blood stream independent of the prostate potency is the ability to get an erection an …