Tag Archives: Cancer

Hand Me My Prostate Back Part 1.

The urologist diagnosed his prostate cancer. A high-tech robot removed the diseased organ. Then came two common aftereffects: sexual dysfunction, and nagging questions. Was it all a monstrous mistake? It’s June 20th, the first day of summer in 2008. I’m knocked out on an operating table and a robot is removing my prostate gland. In April I learned I had ...

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Prostrate Cancer – Things You Should Know.

Facts You Should Know. Prostate cancer is mainly found in older men—nearly 8 percent of men are estimated to develop it between their 50th and 70th birthdays, according to the National Cancer Institute. Specifically, the disease is when malignant cells grow in a man’s prostate, which is a gland in the reproductive system. Prostate cancer is the second most common ...

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Life or Breast? – A letter from Claira.

When I was nine years old, my mum died of breast cancer leaving me, my older sister, my brother and my dad behind. Changing my childhood from one of security and love, to one filled with uncertainty, fear, sadness and grief. That event changed the course of my life and affected who and what I am today. I was very ...

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