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    Breast Cancer...silent killer!

    All you females please get a regular examination for breast cancer.

    A good friend of mine informed me yesterday evening that his wife of 25 years has advanced breast cancer, that has spread to other parts of her body. She will undergo chemotherapy.

    Her reluctance to visit a doctor regularly is what has allowed her condition to be so devastatingly advanced...to the point that there are few options available for cure.

    Get a check up every 6 months, or at least once a year!
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    I lost 2 friends last year to breast cancer..
    One was 44 the other was 32.
    I am going to do the 3 day walk for breast cancer this year.
    I will post the info when I have it all for those that may be interested in doing it in your city.
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    Don't forget that men too can get breast cancer. Many of the men who have died of breast cancer were so convinced they couldn't get it they never got treated or checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim's trucking
    All you females please get a regular examination for breast cancer.

    A good friend of mine informed me yesterday evening that his wife of 25 years has advanced breast cancer, that has spread to other parts of her body. She will undergo chemotherapy.

    Her reluctance to visit a doctor regularly is what has allowed her condition to be so devastatingly advanced...to the point that there are few options available for cure.

    Get a check up every 6 months, or at least once a year!
    J'sT;

    Thank-you for taking the time to make women aware of this silent killer. We all know someone we have either lost to this disease, or may have too close to us in our own families. My sister had a radical mastectomy before she was 35, and 3 years ago I lost a very good friend to this disease.

    Again, thank-you for showing a sense of awareness.

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    Shame it's not mentioned that prostate cancer on average kills more people and gets far less research money -

    I found some American statistics but it's a similar story for the rest of the world -

    Prostate Cancer
    # New cases projected for 2005: 232,090
    # Deaths projected: 30,350
    # Death rate per 100,000 people: 31.5
    # Incidence rate per 100,000 people: 172.3
    # Lifetime risk: 1 in 6
    # Survival: At five years, 97.5 percent; at 10 years, 84 percent; at 15 years, 56 percent
    # Detection: Usually through a doctor’s exam of the prostate or the PSA blood test
    # 2003 federal research spending: $390 million

    Breast Cancer
    # New cases projected for 2005: 211,240
    # Deaths projected: 40,410
    # Death rate per 100,000 people: 27
    # Lifetime risk: 1 in 7
    # Incidence rate per 100,000 people: 135.2
    # Survival: At five years, 87 percent; at 10 years, 77 percent; at 15 years, 63 percent
    # Detection: Usually through mammography, an exam by a doctor, or discovery by the patient
    # 2003 federal research spending: $699 million
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith
    Shame it's not mentioned that prostate cancer on average kills more people and gets far less research money -

    I found some American statistics but it's a similar story for the rest of the world -

    Prostate Cancer
    # New cases projected for 2005: 232,090
    # Deaths projected: 30,350
    # Death rate per 100,000 people: 31.5
    # Incidence rate per 100,000 people: 172.3
    # Lifetime risk: 1 in 6
    # Survival: At five years, 97.5 percent; at 10 years, 84 percent; at 15 years, 56 percent
    # Detection: Usually through a doctor’s exam of the prostate or the PSA blood test
    # 2003 federal research spending: $390 million

    Breast Cancer
    # New cases projected for 2005: 211,240
    # Deaths projected: 40,410
    # Death rate per 100,000 people: 27
    # Lifetime risk: 1 in 7
    # Incidence rate per 100,000 people: 135.2
    # Survival: At five years, 87 percent; at 10 years, 77 percent; at 15 years, 63 percent
    # Detection: Usually through mammography, an exam by a doctor, or discovery by the patient
    # 2003 federal research spending: $699 million
    I was thinking the same thing but decided not to court being called a misogynist here. Men are clearly more expendable.
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    Men are clearly more expendable.
    I feel there's a general trend still in society that while we're all suppose to be 'equal' men's health, and indeed male suffering is still considered 'less important than women's'.
    "Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith
    I feel there's a general trend still in society that while we're all suppose to be 'equal' men's health, and indeed male suffering is still considered 'less important than women's'.
    Some are more equal than others. I'll accept equality when women stop using sex appeal to go places in life.
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    I hear George Orwell quoted often these days...

    Some are more equal than others. I'll accept equality when women stop using sex appeal to go places in life.
    Among other things (like child custody laws for example).

    Agreed.
    "Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith
    Shame it's not mentioned that prostate cancer on average kills more people and gets far less research money -

    I found some American statistics but it's a similar story for the rest of the world -

    Prostate Cancer
    # New cases projected for 2005: 232,090
    # Deaths projected: 30,350
    # Death rate per 100,000 people: 31.5
    # Incidence rate per 100,000 people: 172.3
    # Lifetime risk: 1 in 6
    # Survival: At five years, 97.5 percent; at 10 years, 84 percent; at 15 years, 56 percent
    # Detection: Usually through a doctor’s exam of the prostate or the PSA blood test
    # 2003 federal research spending: $390 million

    Breast Cancer
    # New cases projected for 2005: 211,240
    # Deaths projected: 40,410
    # Death rate per 100,000 people: 27
    # Lifetime risk: 1 in 7
    # Incidence rate per 100,000 people: 135.2
    # Survival: At five years, 87 percent; at 10 years, 77 percent; at 15 years, 63 percent
    # Detection: Usually through mammography, an exam by a doctor, or discovery by the patient
    # 2003 federal research spending: $699 million
    How right you are ! What we find in the states is the fact that women can speak more easily about a health problem that affects them. Men tend to keep their health issues to themselves; I've worked in the medical field, and see men keep those issues under wrap.

    In no way, does that mean we donot talk about them, and aid in the raising of money for more research, as we do for the Susan G. Komen Fund, for breast cancer. We also have the concern that men should seek out a M.D. for yearly check-ups, and it took alot of pushing, on my part, for my husband to be checked.

    Please know that we do have concerns.

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    prostate cancer is nothing compared to breast cancer

    and consider this: most scientists are men.
    Last edited by fracas; 06-05-2005 at 07:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fracas
    prostate cancer is nothing compared to breast cancer

    and consider this: most scientists are men.
    fracas;

    Both are deadly, and both should definitely be considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydra
    fracas;

    Both are deadly, and both should definitely be considered.

    most men will die with prostate cancer
    many women will die because of breast cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fracas
    prostate cancer is nothing compared to breast cancer...
    Tell that to Frank Zappa.

    The stats posted look fairly comparable btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fracas
    prostate cancer is nothing compared to breast cancer

    and consider this: most scientists are men.


    I feel the stats I posted speak for themselves.
    "Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some."

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