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A good read, Comes from ABC..

 

I had a Prostate cancer scare some 8 years ago. PSA went up unexpectedly. I had the biopsy (not nice).. Nothing was found. Now they say the PSA is not a good marker for diagnosis..

 

Don't tell low-risk patients they have cancer, researchers say

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-13/doctors-should-drop-cancer-label-from-low-risk-diagnoses-study/10114318

 

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lamoe

The other name for a Mole  is cancer.

Depends on which type if you should be concerned

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TequilaSunset

Call it cancer, better to be scared than dead! Conversely when my dad was told he had cancer and chose to ignore it. I guess he wasn't scared enough. At his passing he had 4 cancers battling for the crown, and bone cancer took over for the win. Repeat... Call it cancer, better to be scared than dead! 

FYI I heard that word, took a deep breath and rolled with it. Came back negative, but I am glad the red flag was raised. Found some precancerous stuff on my face. 

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Call it cancer, better to be scared than dead! Conversely when my dad was told he had cancer and chose to ignore it. I guess he wasn't scared enough. At his passing he had 4 cancers battling for the crown, and bone cancer took over for the win. Repeat... Call it cancer, better to be scared than dead! 
FYI I heard that word, took a deep breath and rolled with it. Came back negative, but I am glad the red flag was raised. Found some precancerous stuff on my face. 
Yes the intent was to just pass on the article for comment and interest.

I've been living with the word for years.

Father "Lung", serious smoker.WW2 veteran.

Brother, "Lung" didn't smoke but worked in the Aviation industry building SABRE JETS. Some nasty chemicals "apparently."

My first Philippine wife. Breast Cancer. Lasted 9 years..
All gone now.


So when i had a prostate scare i was really worried.






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Yes the intent was to just pass on the article for comment and interest.

I've been living with the word for years.

Father "Lung", serious smoker.WW2 veteran.

Brother, "Lung" didn't smoke but worked in the Aviation industry building SABRE JETS. Some nasty chemicals "apparently."

My first Philippine wife. Breast Cancer. Lasted 9 years..
All gone now.


So when i had a prostate scare i was really worried.






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As you should be. I hope the best for you and your family.

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As you should be. I hope the best for you and your family.

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Might I add... My dad worked on Sabre Jets too... Now makes me wonder.

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Might I add... My dad worked on Sabre Jets too... Now makes me wonder.

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Well like me he was a British Migrant.

1952.Got a job at the Commonwealth Aircraft Factory Melbourne.

I think started building Wingeels and then moved on to Sabres.

Finished up as a "Apron" mechanic (hydraulic specialist) for the RAAF at Avalon airbase. He wasn't enlisted just a civilian.

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Well like me he was a British Migrant.

1952.Got a job at the Commonwealth Aircraft Factory Melbourne.

I think started building Wingeels and then moved on to Sabres.

Finished up as a "Apron" mechanic (hydraulic specialist) for the RAAF at Avalon airbase. He wasn't enlisted just a civilian.

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My dad in Korea and Japan too I think

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My wife and I were flying back to Oz from Cebu in 2008. Got to Singapore where we were going to stay for a while except I got crook, very bloody sick. It was all Singapore Airlines fault (their food!!) so I gave them a hard time but most of all I just wanted to get back to Oz. That day I got put onto a flight and back home to an  intensive care / isolation ward. Five days of agony, sweat pouring out while they run all these bloody tests. I thought I was a goner, the pain was unbelievable. Turns out I have Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the plazma cells.  This also wipes out your immune system and the pain I had was from various infections not the cancer itself! The immune system was helped with drugs and then I had three months of Chemo and two lots of stem cell harvesting, but I I'm still here one day at a time.  

I only tell this story to encourage others ... never fecking give up!  I was in so much pain and when they said cancer, I would have bet London to a brick that I was stuffed, all over, could not last a week. That was ten years ago and thanks to a great oncologist, St Vincents in Melb, and my family I'm still here to annoy ya!

But the greatest help for me, for my head to cope was just living a day at a time... I keep believing, this bastard is not going to get me today! And so far I win!

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captainpete

I'm in a similar boat Pete I'm traveling around Qld atm in my caravan.every day at a time we have to stay positive while we can and have strength good luck mate 

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I'm in a similar boat Pete I'm traveling around Qld atm.every day at a time we have to stay positive while we can and have strength good luck mate 
Yes please stay positive.
Theres not much more i can say

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My wife and I were flying back to Oz from Cebu in 2008. Got to Singapore where we were going to stay for a while except I got crook, very bloody sick. It was all Singapore Airlines fault (their food!!) so I gave them a hard time but most of all I just wanted to get back to Oz. That day I got put onto a flight and back home to an  intensive care / isolation ward. Five days of agony, sweat pouring out while they run all these bloody tests. I thought I was a goner, the pain was unbelievable. Turns out I have Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the plazma cells.  This also wipes out your immune system and the pain I had was from various infections not the cancer itself! The immune system was helped with drugs and then I had three months of Chemo and two lots of stem cell harvesting, but I I'm still here one day at a time.  
I only tell this story to encourage others ... never fecking give up!  I was in so much pain and when they said cancer, I would have bet London to a brick that I was stuffed, all over, could not last a week. That was ten years ago and thanks to a great oncologist, St Vincents in Melb, and my family I'm still here to annoy ya!
But the greatest help for me, for my head to cope was just living a day at a time... I keep believing, this bastard is not going to get me today! And so far I win!
Yes Pete, stay positive and good to hear that you are so far down the track since 2008....

One thing that bothers me now is we don't have evacuation insurance as we always did when we were in visiting mode...

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21 hours ago, cookie47 said:

 

A good read, Comes from ABC..

 

I had a Prostate cancer scare some 8 years ago. PSA went up unexpectedly. I had the biopsy (not nice).. Nothing was found. Now they say the PSA is not a good marker for diagnosis..

 

Don't tell low-risk patients they have cancer, researchers say

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-13/doctors-should-drop-cancer-label-from-low-risk-diagnoses-study/10114318

 

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Hi cookie did you have the biopsy without getting knocked out as well out of about 150 people I have spoken to I have only meant one other then me that went through it I'll never trust that oncologist again

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Hi cookie did you have the biopsy without getting knocked out as well out of about 150 people I have spoken to I have only meant one other then me that went through it I'll never trust that oncologist again
Hi, No it was production line day surgery with full anesthesia.

About 6 patients i think.

Thinking back it wasn't too bad.

Its more concerning when you find out how they do it. ( Dr Google).

It was nearly cancelled. We were told not to drive, ok, get train, get bus, bus broke down, change buses, got to surgery just in time, Had a check up with anesthetist. Blood pressure off the scale. Had to wait So last in...



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