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Why You Need to Protect the 5 Hole
2014-05-05 9:31:54 AM
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a professional hockey player. I had all the makings of the great athlete; I was strong, focused, disciplined, and I had a great passion for the game. There was just one missing piece. Skill. But I was big, so they put me in net.
Research Corner - April 2014
2014-04-21 3:58:04 PM
Find out about some of the exciting updates happening in these Prostate Cancer Canada funded research projects.
My Dad Didn't Survive Prostate Cancer
2013-12-05 2:05:49 PM
My dad lost his long, courageous battle with prostate cancer on October 1, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family at home. I want to tell his story to let others know that even one missed PSA test can mean the difference between life and loss.
Early Detection Helped Me Survive
2013-12-04 3:23:48 PM
Forty is a big milestone year. For me, it was, but not in the way that you might think. Ironically, I think it was my doctor that gave me the most meaningful 40th birthday gift that I received – a PSA test of all things.
Risky Business: On distinguishing low-risk from high-risk prostate cancer
2013-11-26 3:38:17 PM
In September, PCC released recommendations with one overarching goal: for more men to get tested for prostate cancer. Currently, the test that is initially used for the early detection of prostate cancer is the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. It is a simple blood test that detects the levels of a protein released by the prostate when it is under stress.
Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember: How We Work Together
2013-11-13 9:05:44 AM
It’s the exciting hairy month of Movember, and as President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada, I couldn’t be more pleased with what this global phenomenon has done to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer in order to eradicate the disease.
The day the catheter left
2013-10-15 5:16:11 PM
A catheter is a long tube about a foot in diameter that’s shoved up your penis through the urethra into your bladder. Okay, it’s really not that large – maybe an eighth to a quarter of an inch in diameter. It’s made up of two tubes, one long and one short. The long one ends up in your bladder and has a bulb on the end to hold it inside the bladder. The short tube is used to fill the bulb with saline. When you want to take the catheter out, you cut the short tube to let the saline out, then pull the long tube out.
D-Day
2013-10-01 5:10:43 PM
As April 29 approached, I noticed my moods were all over the map. It was almost like I was bipolar - and I mean no disrespect to people with bipolar disorder. I was depressed, euphoric, angry, distant and goofy – sometimes all in the same day. It must have been tough for my wife and my son to live with me, and the closer the 29th got, the more up and down I became.
The month of the doctor
2013-09-23 5:06:44 PM
After my biopsy, my wife and I went to Maui for ten days with some friends. We had a perfect holiday, and I forgot about all my troubles and just enjoyed the sun, surf and great friends.
Overcoming Fear with Information
2013-09-17 1:33:32 PM
Many articles and posts have discussed fear and the fact that prostate cancer will evoke this emotion in many men and their loved ones. As someone with a family history of prostate cancer, I do have fears related to prostate cancer.
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