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Mechanic who helped 48 men get diagnosed with prostate cancer- BBC Stories

When Errol McKellar, a mechanic from Hackney, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010 he made it his mission to raise awareness of the condition by offeri...

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Comment by Lutz on December 10, 2018 at 2:05am

PSA is a good rule of thumb as an early indicator of the virulence of the beast. As I have had a reading of between 6-8. Asking initially what the true scale is I was told it goes into the hundreds all the way to four figures. So I feel safe-ish. Half year blood samples. The odd biopsy every five years and an MRI scan ditto. Apparently the later you get this the less likely it is going to kill you. Remember Frank Zappa? Dead at fifty something! My father died of kidney cancer at 77 with prostrate cancer hanging around not the cause. Early detection is best. 

Comment by Suzanna on July 14, 2017 at 1:46pm

Excellent stuff. Good on Errol.

Comment by Chris on July 14, 2017 at 4:53am

Most men above 50 have slow growing prostrate cancer - they often die of other causes before the prostrate cancer gets them which is a reason why PSA tests are no longer recommended by the CDC unless there are symptoms.

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/basic_info/get-screened.htm

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