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 […] read more
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