Blog posts tagged as PSA



What's Your Number?
2010-09-20 12:31:53 PM
"What are the numbers?" Words to live by when it comes to a PSA results.
Prostate Cancer Facts
2010-09-22 4:10:02 PM
One in six of us will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in our lifetime. For us, the odds of developing prostate cancer are greater than the odds women face with a breast cancer diagnosis...
Resolutions
2012-01-23 12:10:55 PM
It’s that time of the year where most of us have realized that our New Year’s resolutions just aren’t going to happen. Instead of giving up and hibernating ‘til spring, let’s recommit to one resolution that we can all achieve:  
Take Charge of Your Health  
My Journey with Prostate Cancer: The Introduction
2013-08-19 10:21:49 AM
I am a very happily retired guy who’s been enjoying the good life since October 26, 2010, when my wife and I retired from 37 years at The StarPhoenix. During my working career I started in the Composing Room producing advertisements for the newspaper in hot metal type – I was actually the last person at the SP using hot metal when we converted to what we called cold type in the mid-seventies.
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.
PSA Testing: Empowering Patients, Trusting Clinical Teams
2013-09-09 3:58:44 PM
Every debate has two sides – at Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC), we knew when we released our recommendations that they would stimulate an interesting and well-informed discussion. With that philosophy firmly in place, we would like to address a few points that have been raised over the last two days.
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.
PDAC 2015 attendees invited to learn about prostate cancer and early detection
2015-03-02 4:24:01 PM
Prostate Cancer Canada was be at PDAC 2015 to spread awareness abour prostate cancer and the importance of getting screened.  On-site PSA testing was available, provided and sponsored by our partners from Lifelabs.

 

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