prostate cancer….life’s a bitch…and then you marry one… hold on…it’s a good thing… just kidding… making a segway to the story…

From "The Decision."  The rectal exam - The male patient doesn’t want it done and the doctor is easily persuaded not to do it.  This may sound odd to you, but sometimes you have to demand that a rectal exam be performed. A nurse that I work with in the operating room related to me that …

Phrases people search on google about prostate cancer that end up on prostate diaries week ending 4/09

The picture is of our cat Annie, the night before she died of renal failure.The search phrases are from the week prior to today- and an "insider's look" at what gets people to a particular blog. Lockerbie Plane crash   24 prostate diaries 9 famous men with prostate cancer 7 nanoknife 6 marias river 5 cnn and …

The Lockerbie bomber, Gaddafi, oil, hillary and obama and what? Prostate cancer

Remember the uproar of the doctors missing the timing of the Lockerbie bomber and he  was released to Libya  to die in a predicted three months? No one at the time could figure out why such a missed diagnosis and what pressures Libya could possibly bring to bear on his captors to gain his release? Well...I …

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 …

Surgery or radiation for prostate cancer?

The  following was copied from a post on the American Cancer Society's  Survivor Network. There are numerous lay members of these message boards that have  been through the process and very conscientiously help other newly diagnosed cancer patients. If you have not visited a message  board you should. You will be surprised by the candid dialogue …

If the American Cancer Society and Otis Brawley had their way would american men go “Dutch”

This is the number on thing on Twitter today if you search prostate cancer. I've read it but don't quite get what I am supposed to glean from it. Dutch men are in the dark about the prostate? Here's the thing and why the American Cancer Society's stance on screening is potentially harmful: The problem …

Which of the following guidelines regarding screening protocols for prostate cancer would have saved Frank Zappa or Richard Albin’s father? Hmmmmmmmmm.

   Pepe the Prostate....the interview....  Brawley and Brooks are "Public Health" types and this explains their position on screening. "Making decisions for the masses"  with an emphasis on what is cost effective. Why such a descreptancy between the ACS  and the doctors (AUA) who are actually treating the disease?  I mention this so that you  will "take with …

Liberals get prostate cancer too! Robert Frost and the road not taken. No crystal ball.

If you look at prostate diaries you'll see a story called "Diaper Diaries..the screenplay." In the story there is reference to a party that I gave for the OR staff at our hospital about ten days after my prostatectomy. The fourth annual " Pig Jig" was held this past weekend, not at Lake Lanier but at …