Hey everyone, Sorry i wasn’t up front spreading the message this past Boobie Wednesday. I was at a funeral for a dear friend.
My Friend Wayne passed away last weekend from Prostate cancer. He fought a long 3 year battle with his wife and family by his side. It was one of those unexpected things when he found out. A sudden lump appearing on his neck that kept getting bigger and bigger. The docs went in to remove it and after the tests were run they said it was Prostate cancer. It had spread to his neck and he did not even know he had it. After chemo and radiation he was told it was in remission, but then it suddenly came back after a year. He fought it again never giving up. He had said to me that staying positive was what he was going to do because he was stronger that way.
Never a dull moment with Waynee around. Im going to miss him so much. He was a fun guy who was always full of life and always on the go. He was a letter carrier for the South Toledo post office and a proud Pittsburg Steelers and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. I was lucky enough to go to a few NASCAR races with him and friends up at MIS. He was always giving me advice about men and telling me that someday the guy that appreciates me will come along and sweep me off my feet. I never believed him but that’s the way it is between friends. I’m going to miss him popping onto messenger and seeing how the website is going or asking if i had went to the lake recently. He loved going out to Maumee Bay and watching the storms roll out over Michigan and Canada. You never expect someone so full of life to be taken from you so quickly. Im going to miss you Wayne.
Please guys, always check yourself, be it your dangly bits or your tits, just feel them. Any changes, any lumps, even pebble size bumps could be something. Women get reminded all the time because Breast cancer is very in your face now a days, but Prostate and Testicular cancer aren’t talked about alot and men seem embarrassed to say, “Hey, i felt my balls today and im proud of it.”
Here’s a few websites for you guys as to what your looking for and how to check yourself.
This disease occurs most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39. It accounts for only 1 percent of all cancers in men
From 2004-2008, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the prostate was 67 years of age
Approximately 0.0% were diagnosed under age 20; 0.0% between 20 and 34; 0.6% between 35 and 44; 9.1% between 45 and 54; 30.7% between 55 and 64; 35.3% between 65 and 74; 19.9% between 75 and 84; and 4.4% 85+ years of age.
Based on rates from 2005-2007, 16.22% of men born today will be diagnosed with cancer of the prostate at some time during their lifetime. This number can also be expressed as 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with cancer of the prostate during their lifetime. These statistics are called the lifetime riskX Close
The probability of developing cancer in the course of one’s lifespan. Lifetime risk may also be discussed in terms of the probability of developing or of dying from cancer. Based on cancer rates from 2005 to 2007, it was estimated that men had about a 44 percent chance of developing cancer in their lifetimes, while women had about a 38 percent chance. of developing cancer. Sometimes it is more useful to look at the probability of developingX Close
The chance that a person will develop cancer in his/her lifetime. cancer of the prostate between two age groups. For example, 8.30% of men will develop cancer of the prostate between their 50th and 70th birthdays.
Please guys, educate yourselves. Take the time so Cancer doesn’t take you.