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Topic 2, Prostate Conservation

Over treatment is the big issues thrown out there in any discussion about why men shouldn’t screen.  So a couple of years ago the concept of Active Surveillance began to gain broader conceptual adoption.  It’s  generally considered to be a good smart option for maybe as many as half of men who are diagnosed, provided [...]

Topic 1, preparation, recovery, and reconstruction

Without getting into any details about side-effects, from what I understand, a lot of prostate cancer patients experience them, and many exit treatment feeling unprepared for the physical and psychological burden associated with them. What’s worse, some “don’t want to talk about them” even to the extent of living with side-effects for years without being [...]

Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Over the next few days, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, I’ll attempt some interesting and non-funding related “analogies” where parallel programs to some surprisingly cost effective and simple, yet currently non-existent, cause components might be developed for prostate cancer. These ideas might improve patient quality of life, screening effectiveness, and advocacy in general.

By | October 5th, 2011|Activism, Tools for Activists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

is more awareness really what we need?

I'm going to go ahead and answer that with a big YES!  But with the caveat that the breadth and scope of our awareness has to expand if we have any hope of ever comprehensively addressing the issues that surround this awful disease.  Knowing it's there does scarcely little good with no clear path for [...]

Light The White House Blue for Prostate Cancer

It's our disease It's our country It's our White House We must raise 5,000 signatures by Oct 22 to be considered. Please sign the petition to: Light The White House Blue to raise Prostate and Testicular cancer awareness. http://wh.gov/gZQ We must get 5,000 signatures by Oct 22 to be considered. Please click http://wh.gov/gZQ and sign [...]

By | September 26th, 2011|Activism, Tools for Activists|1 Comment

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Blue Bulb Campaign

This year, let's take prostate cancer awareness building into our own hands. Light a Blue Bulb every night (or, for a few nights) during September. Too often, we look to nonprofits, government agencies and corporations to lead our advocacy efforts?and, sometimes, we are deeply disappointed. This year, our national prostate cancer nonprofit, Malecare, asks us [...]

By | August 26th, 2011|Activism, Tools for Activists|2 Comments

Gay Men Celebrate 10 years of Online Prostate Cancer Support from Malecare

Malecare Celebrates 10 years of online prostate cancer support for gay men. Russ Windle on today's 10 year celebration: Congratulations to all the men past and present who have made this group a viable resource for gay men dealing with the effects of prostate cancer in their lives. You have made this group what it [...]

By | March 21st, 2011|Activism, Treatment News|2 Comments

Light the White House Blue-Malecare’s New Awareness Campaign

Light the White House Blue in September 2011 is Malecare's latest prostate cancer awareness campaign.  Part petition, part people's advocacy effort, Light the White House Blue has a petition and voice of the people page at http://lightthewhitehouseblue.org   Sign it, today!

By | March 1st, 2011|Activism|0 Comments

Malecare Clinical Trial Info Site

Malecare http://malecare.org/ announces it's new, comprehensive and up-to-date clinical trials database and information pages. Click on the "Clinical Trials Center" button on the left side of our home page. Information on: Listing of Current Clinical Trials Listing of Studies at the National Institutes of Health FDA Drug Approvals ...Oncology Research Centers and New Medical Therapies [...]

By | January 31st, 2011|Treatment News|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer & Sexuality Survey

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia is conducting an international survey of men’s experiences of sexual activity following treatment for prostate cancer. The aims of this survey include the following: * To learn more about how men adapt their sexual activities to prostate cancer treatments * [...]

By | January 27th, 2011|Treatment News|1 Comment