Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM)

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate Cancer is the second most frequency cancer among men. It kills far more men than Breast Cancer does women.

There are no good cancers, so eradicating them all is the goal. The first step is awareness. If you’re a man and over 40, then you need to have your prostate checked. The studies go back and forth on whether a PSA or digital rectal exam in better. Maybe someday a better blood test will come along and men won’t have to go through the other process.

As for the past several years, some fellow bloggers will be participating in Kilted to Kick Cancer. My good friend JB on the Rocks, has a post about the contest with a link to the Kilted to Kick Cancer site.

Go over there and donate to one of the teams. Or, if you prefer, just make a generic donation. Either way, go, donate, get your prostate checked.

Take it like a man.

Just remember, as unpleasant as it is, it’s better than dying of a treatable disease.

Keep in mind, that it’s not the highlight of your doctors day either.

Here is a little gallows humor to go along with the serious message.

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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.

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