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Malecare’s Message Regarding Travel & Refugee Ban Into the USA

All of us are affected by the recent refugee and travel ban. At one time or another, all of us have been helped by doctors, medical students, nurses, social workers, caregivers and fellow cancer patients who were born outside of the United States. Many of the treatments and drugs that keep us alive were developed [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good advice on how to call your representatives.

Good advice on how to call your representatives. From a former Senator staffer from Seattle, Mark Jahnke: Friends! As some of you know, I used to work on Capitol Hill as the person in charge of all the incoming phone calls to my Senator's office. I have some insider tips to make calling your reps [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanksgiving in USA – Thank You

I've been leading Malecare Cancer Support for nineteen years.  You have honored me by sharing your time, voice and heart in one or more of our programs.  Thank you for that! You have taught me a lot about happiness, disease, hurt and fear.  You've shown me respect, made me laugh, and challenged me when I was [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Do No Harm” NOT in Hippocratic Oath

I was talking to a prostate cancer patient about the difference between "harm" and "hurt," referring to the Hippocratic Oath.  Doctors are ok with "hurting" patients regarding impotence and incontinence, but do all they can to prevent "harm," or death.  Both of us agreed this distinction relates to the Hippocratic Oath.  But, turns out we [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Global Prostate Cancer Alliance

PROSTATE CANCER NETWORK Join here: https://healthunlocked.com/prostate-cancer-network A friendly, informal atmosphere where we can pick each other’s brains. Your 24 hour online support group. Talking about prostate cancer can be a powerful tool in learning to cope with it. Our community is run by the Prostate Cancer Network of the Global Prostate Cancer Alliance https://healthunlocked.com/prostate-cancer-network

By | February 9th, 2016|Newly Diagnosed|0 Comments

All about the PSA

Over the past few months hospital support for community screening events has markedly deteriorated. The harsh truth of the overtreatment epidemic brought about through the indiscriminate application of mass screening can no longer be ignored, leaving the only reasoning for support of such events (outside of a research setting) being marketing for urology practices. BTW [...]

By | August 19th, 2012|Activism|0 Comments

Delusional Advocacy

Over the past few years, I've been taking a hard look at mass screening programs.  Educational surveys showed that almost 40% of participants believed screening to be preventive in that they would actually prevent prostate cancer - that they could stop it from happening, like a vaccine - by screening.  Over 85% believed abnormal screening [...]

By | June 7th, 2012|Activism, Newly Diagnosed, Tools for Activists, Treatment News|0 Comments

Overtreatment epidemic – probably not unique to prostate cancer…

Earlier this year my mom was in a terrible care accident. She miraculously survived with multiple fractures. Were this to have happened to most women her age they would have been a pile of bone dust. In the hospital after the accident they set what bones they could and attached an external fixater on her [...]

By | June 7th, 2012|Activism, Newly Diagnosed, Tools for Activists, Treatment News|0 Comments

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.”

Those are the words of Warren Buffet, and from what has been published about his prostate cancer, he might be in a better seat if he was in one of those dry spells re ideas about treatment... and I keep pulling my hair out wondering what national advocacy groups are doing. Will they rise to [...]

By | May 17th, 2012|Activism, Newly Diagnosed, Tools for Activists, Treatment News|0 Comments

why don’t we care?

Just reflecting on an incident last year. I was out for a jog in my neighborhood, I saw a young family out for a walk... always a wonderful thing to see. The young daughter got something in her eye and began to cry. Both parents immediately rushed to her, letting go of the baby stroller [...]

By | May 10th, 2012|Activism, Newly Diagnosed, Tools for Activists, Treatment News|0 Comments