Playgirl's Mechanical World (playgirl) wrote,
Playgirl's Mechanical World

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There's a disturbing topic I've been meaning to bring up since last year in February. Prostrate Cancer.

My dad went to his doctor the year before last so he could perform a rectal exam. The doctor told him that he felt something hard, but felt there was no cause for alarm.

Months passed and one day, my dad found he was in pain and had a hard time urinating. He went back to his doctor, who then sent him to the lab for a PSA test. The results came out positive; my dad had Prostrate Cancer.

The day of surgery, my brothers and I huddled in a corner, praying. My dad's prostate was removed and sent for tests. It was a little too late because the cancer in his prostrate was not contained and it was found that he had an aggressive type of cancer.

My dad is still alive and still considered kind of a young man. He is to go, every 6 months for his PSA blood test to see how things are going. He went this morning for his PSA test and will get the results in seven days. There are no words to describe the tension of that 7th day but only as a stressful nightmare.

I lost my mother last year, and I live in constant fear of losing my dad. I just don't know how much more my brothers and I can take. We adored my mom and we adore my dad.

The reason I bring this up is because I would like express how very important it is for men of all ages to go for a yearly rectal exam. I realize it must be embarrassing and just something you'd rather not have done to you, but it is a matter of life or death that you do it.

I'll always wonder, if only the doctor had of taken it serious, the first time he felt something hard in my dads rectum, that the cancer would have still been contained in the prostrate.

To those of you, who are reading this, please go for your check up as soon as possible. I wouldn't want any of you to go through what my dad did, or for your family members to go through the tormenting anxiety that my brothers and I go through every six months.

Prostrate Cancer strikes 1 in 6 American men. Believe me, it's much easier having the doctor stick his finger in your rectum once a year, than going through this most horrible operation and having your prostrate removed.

Make an appointment now!

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