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The Fickle Finger of Fate
2013-08-26 9:38:00 AM
My doctor has happily given me physical prostate exams since I was in my early thirties. I have a family history of prostate cancer and we both knew that at some point there was a very good likelihood that I’d end up with the disease, so he regularly did a rectal exam at least once a year and often more than that. At least once a year, I had a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test done as well. It’s a simple blood test that measures the level of the PSA in your blood, and I think it’s a valuable extra tool doctors should use to help determine someone’s prostate health. There’s a lot of debate about using the PSA test alone, for a myriad of reasons, but in my case we had a long-standing baseline measurement that, combined with regular manual exams, gave us a pretty accurate picture of my prostate health.
Finding Strength in Adversity
2015-12-15 11:37:29 AM
Trudy Weidenbach knows first-hand how difficult a prostate cancer diagnosis can be for an entire family. From the time of her father’s diagnosis until he eventually succumbed to the disease, Trudy experienced everything from the initial shock to the profound sadness that comes with the loss of a loved one.
Like father, like son, like brother, like son: Ian McFadyen’s prostate cancer story
2016-03-16 11:16:23 AM
As I sat patiently during one of my recent visits to a Doctor’s office waiting room, I glanced up at a television playing a loop of health promotion clips. Almost as if the monitor itself were a crystal ball into my own, personal reflections, the clip that happened to be playing was a Prostate Cancer Canada spot involving a number of NHL alumni encouraging men to proactively talk to their doctor about their PSA number.
My wife, a PSA test, and a prostate cancer diagnosis - in that order
2016-12-22 11:53:27 AM
When Brian Hillis first began experiencing symptoms of the most common cancer in men, the oft-used expression that prostate cancer is a family’s disease could not have rung more true. Whereas spending so much time standing in the bathroom struggling to urinate in the middle of the night didn’t strike him as a cause for concern, his wife, June, on the other hand, heard the resulting silence as the sound of deafening alarm bells.
Keeping Zaidie Phil alive through stories and giving
2018-09-13 4:17:31 PM
Phil Feldberg died of prostate cancer, but he’s still present to his daughter
Unexpected loss inspires action
2018-09-21 11:13:51 AM
Lindsay Clarke will never forget the day before her 28th birthday. It was the day her dad was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.

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