Spy Thriller Author Vince Flynn Dead at Age 47 – of Prostate Cancer!
by Robert Warren Hess
We learned last week that espionage thriller author Vince Flynn died on June 19, 2013, of prostate cancer at age 47. News reports tell us that Flynn was diagnosed in 2010 at age 43 with Stage 3 prostate cancer.
Flynn wrote the Mitch Rapp novels about the CIA, three of which reached the Number 2 slot on USA Today’s list of best sellers.
Flynn’s diagnosis and death highlight several key points that were made by two doctors on Fox New’s Sunday morning medical show, Housecall . . .
- Prostate cancer is not an old man’s disease
- Prostate cancers that appear early generally are aggressive (30,000 men die every year from prostate cancer)
- It’s critical to get a baseline PSA test at 35 and watch for any changes from one year to the next
How to Make Your Prostate Cancer Risk Visible
The best early indicator of prostate cancer is the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. The PSA test isn’t perfect, but it is a good indicator, especially if you track your PSA’s trend over time.
A simple way to do this is with ProstateTracker, available free on the Internet at ProstateTracker.org.
Here’s all you need to do . . .
1. go the ProstateTracker.org and create your free account
2. enter as many PSA tests as you have
3. look at the graph of your PSA values. Is the trend line rising?
4. If the line is going up, just print the page and take it to your doctor
When is Your Next Test?
We suggest men take their first test at age 35 to establish a baseline PSA level. ProstateTracker will then send you a reminder each year to have another test. This lets you see immediately if there is a rise in your PSA values, which indicted potential risk that needs to be discussed with your doctor or medical services provider.
Click the Red Button Below to Activate Your Personal Prostate Cancer Early Warning System . . .