KUED to feature follow-up documentary on 1994 film that profiles breast cancer in varying stages

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  • across the sea Topeno, Finland
    Oct. 22, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    My mom and sister were breast cancer patients. Lucky that they were diagnozed in time. I was operated on prostate cancer a year ago... Total surprise as I was symptom free. Now my PSA is undetectable.
    I just wish, we men, would talk more about our "breast cancer". Too little is spoken about it.
    In Finland (5,2 mil in my country) we diagnoze 5000 new prostate cancers annually, of which 800 will die of the disease.
    Get tested! Make sure it includes palpation. DO NOT WAITE!

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Oct. 22, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    oops, debilitating (sometimes my fingers rebel against my brain)

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Oct. 22, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    I wouldn't be surprised that some people think they can wait to check out whether they have it for two reasons:

    1. Fear of actually being found with cancer. Some people might just hope it "goes away" if they have it. Or, if you don't get checked, you won't be found to have it, and therefore don't have it. Fear of cancer can be debiliting to one's resolve.

    2. Advancements in medicine are now curing a lot of breast cancer women. So, why bother if when I eventually do get checked, they'll cure it? Put it off if it's not going to kill you, anyway. Well, that might not work if it's too advanced.

    And, I'll bet the second reason is the much newer one.

    I've had several relatives get breast cancer. Some died from it, some didn't.

    Get checked! Especially if there's any family history.

    Putting it off only lessens the chance of survival.