July 18, 2012
No it isn’t.A diet HIGH in dairy products is thgouht to be a possible risk factor for prostate cancer. Note the words high’, thgouht’ and possible’.And a risk factor is not a cause. Insurance companies regard being male’ as a risk factor for having a car crash, but being male doesn’t cause car crashes.The greatest risk factor for prostate cancer is getting older. It’s extremely rare in men under 50; over 80% of men diagnosed with it are over 65 and half of all cases occur in men over 75. It’s so rare in young men that there are no statistics available for the disease incidence in men under 35.
September 28, 2012
jon- first of all take some deep breaths. Sounds like you are coemtplely OVERWHELMED and frightened. The very first thing you need to do is try and relax. You’re not dead and you’re not dying! You have lots of life left. Try to get it into your mind this is not the END of anything, but the beginning. You are going back to school and you have a lot to learn. You are already doing well by getting a second opinion. See, you can do something. You are not helpless. You also posted on this site. Your numbers are incomplete, whats your PSA? What lead to you getting a biopsy? This didn’t happen to you overnight, so TAKE some time to decide and LEARN what YOU want to do about it. It is only natural that you take some time to learn about as many options as possible. When you get confused and angry ( and you will ) step back, take a breath and try to take just ONE more step. Not 2 or 4, but just one more step. The fact that there isn’t just one treatment for PC makes for a bumpy ride. On the other hand it also helps put you into CONTROL. You need to become your best friend and advocate. Your partner can also be of great help. Building yourself a good support group is invaluable. Different people can help you in different ways. Don’t worry if you stumble and fall, we all do. Just get up and back on your path. Hope some of this is of use to you be kind, gentle and demanding kapm
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